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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 1
First page : ( 219) Last page : ( 222)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00040.4

Screening of In vitro Antioxidant Activity of Methanolic extract of Maruthampattai kudineer-A Siddha Polyherbal Preparation

Vinubharathi B.1,*, Mahalakshmi V.2, Muthukumar N. J.3, Suresh R.4, Banumathi V.5

1PG Scholar, Dept. of Sirappu Maruthuvam, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai-47

2Lecturer, Dept. of Sirappu Maruthuvam, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai-47

3HOD (i/c) and Director General, Central Council for Research in Siddha, Chennai-47

4Director, Greensmed Labs, Thoraipakkam, Chennai-600097

5The Director, National Institute of Siddha, Chennai-47

*Corresponding Author E-mail: vinujuny21@gmail.com

Online published on 16 March, 2019.

Abstract

Siddha medical system is one of the renowned traditional system of India which is gaining popularity in recent days. Therefore scientific documentation of the siddha formulations has become the need of the hour. The aim of the study was to evaluate in vitro antioxidant potential of methanolic extract of Maruthampattai kudineer, a polyherbal siddha formulation indicated in siddha text for the management of diabetes. One of the major causative factor implicated is the damage induced by free radicals in the development of diabetes and its complications and hence an antidiabetic compound with antioxidant properties would be more favourable. Therefore, the anti-oxidant properties of this formula were studied by using 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH) assay, reducing power activity and [2, 2’-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulphonic acid)] ABTS assay.

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Keywords

Siddha, Maruthampattai kudineer, anti-oxidant properties.

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