T. Indhumathi*1, Dr. S. Suja2
1PG and Research Department of Biochemistry, Dr. N.G.P Arts and Science College, Coimbatore-48, India
2PG and Research Department of Biochemistry, P.S.G College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore -14, India
A B S T R A C T
Ethanolic extract of Solanum incanum fruit were tested for in-vitro free radical scavenging assays, such as hydroxyl radical, superoxide radical, 2,2’-diphenyl -1-picryl hydroxyl radical (DPPH) and reducing ability. Solanum incanum fruit extract effectively scavenged free radicals at all different concentrations and showed its potent antioxidant activity. These effects were in a dose dependent manner. Results were compared to standard antioxidant butylated hydroxy toluene (BHT). Further the study validates the therapeutic benefits of the Indian system of medicine.
Keywords: Solanum incanum, Antioxidant, DPPH.