Preparation Of Garlic Peel Extract and Its Free Radical Scavenging Activity

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Mounithaa N
Suganya Panneer Selvam
Rajesh Kumar Shanmugam
Ramya Ramadoss
Sandhya Sundar
Pratibha Ramani

Keywords

Garlic, antioxidant potential, phenols, flavonoids

Abstract

Garlic (Allium sativum) has played an important dietary and medicinal role for centuries. Even today the medicinal use of garlic peel is widespread and growing. Studies have conducted the consumption of garlic could treat various ailments such as heart disease, arthritis and pulmonary complaints.Garlic peel extract has been found to possess significant free radical scavenging activity due to the presence of various bioactive compounds such as phenolics, flavonoids, and sulphur-containing compounds like alliin and allicin.Studies have shown that garlic peel extract exhibits potent antioxidant activity, which helps in preventing oxidative damage to cells and tissues. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that can damage cells and tissues in the body, leading to various diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and ageing.Garlic peel extract has also been found to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it useful in treating various diseases and infections.Overall, the free radical scavenging activity of garlic peel extract is attributed to its rich content of bioactive compounds, and it may have potential therapeutic applications in the prevention and treatment of various diseases.The extract from the garlic peel has been reported to show strong antioxidant activity and could be used as an herbal medicine.Garlic peel extract is prepared using the powder, distilled water was added, left for for 24 hours and then added ethanol to it. The extract is boiled for 40 minutes. Then keep it in the shaker. The colour change was observed.This resulted in an almost equal rate of percentage inhibition when compared to the standard. Thus garlic peel extract showed excellent antioxidant activity due to the presence of compounds like phenols and flavonoids in large amounts. The aim of this study was to assess the free radical scavenging activity of the garlic peel extract.

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