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S. Dineshbabu
S.R. Brintha


antioxidants, Typhonium divaricatum, DPPH, Free radicals, GCMS


Medicinal plants are of tremendous interest to biotechnology researchers because the majority of drug firms rely on medicinal plants for the production of pharmaceutical compounds. This study extends our understanding of plant chemical composition and provides evidence to support ethno-medicinal use of the plant by investigating antioxidant activity. The present study is aimed to investigate the antioxidant properties using various solvent extracts including ethanol, methanol, chloroform, butanol and aqueous from Typhonium divaricatum were quantified using standard methods. The GCMS analysis revealed that, the ethanol, methanol, chloroform, butanol and aqueous extracts of Typhonium divaricatum exhibited 1, 14, 5, 1 and 2 compounds respectively. The results of the antioxidant properties of aqueous extracts of T. divaricatum revealed the potent free radical quenching properties were 54.86 µg/ml (DPPH); 216.54 µg/ml (Hydroxyl radical) and effective reducing antioxidant power activity with concentration of the extract increased. This study proved that the extract from T. divaricatum had the effectiveness for observed antioxidant properties against unsecure free radicals

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