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Antioxidant properties of germinated fenugreek seeds.
Phytother Res. 2005 Nov; 19(11):977-83.PR

Abstract

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is used as a spice, vegetable and a medicinal plant. Since antioxidant properties have been linked to health benefits of natural products, such properties were studied in germinated fenugreek seeds which are considered to be more beneficial than dried seeds. Different fractions of the germinated seeds were used to determine their antioxidant potential at different levels. The assays employed were ferric reducing antioxidant power, radical scavenging by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl, ferrylmyoglobin/2,2'-azobis-3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid, pulse radiolysis, oxygen radical absorbance capacity and inhibition of lipid peroxidation in mitochondrial preparations from rat liver. An aqueous fraction of fenugreek exhibited the highest antioxidant activity compared with other fractions. As the quantity of phenolic and flavonoid compounds can be related to antioxidant activity, the contents from these extracts were measured. HPLC analysis was carried out to detect polyphenols, flavonoids and other components. This study reveals significant antioxidant activity in germinated fenugreek seeds which may be due partly to the presence of flavonoids and polyphenols.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Zoology, University of Pune, Ganeshkhind, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16317656

Citation

Dixit, Priyanjali, et al. "Antioxidant Properties of Germinated Fenugreek Seeds." Phytotherapy Research : PTR, vol. 19, no. 11, 2005, pp. 977-83.
Dixit P, Ghaskadbi S, Mohan H, et al. Antioxidant properties of germinated fenugreek seeds. Phytother Res. 2005;19(11):977-83.
Dixit, P., Ghaskadbi, S., Mohan, H., & Devasagayam, T. P. (2005). Antioxidant properties of germinated fenugreek seeds. Phytotherapy Research : PTR, 19(11), 977-83.
Dixit P, et al. Antioxidant Properties of Germinated Fenugreek Seeds. Phytother Res. 2005;19(11):977-83. PubMed PMID: 16317656.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Antioxidant properties of germinated fenugreek seeds. AU - Dixit,Priyanjali, AU - Ghaskadbi,Saroj, AU - Mohan,Hari, AU - Devasagayam,Thomas P A, PY - 2005/12/1/pubmed PY - 2006/3/1/medline PY - 2005/12/1/entrez SP - 977 EP - 83 JF - Phytotherapy research : PTR JO - Phytother Res VL - 19 IS - 11 N2 - Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is used as a spice, vegetable and a medicinal plant. Since antioxidant properties have been linked to health benefits of natural products, such properties were studied in germinated fenugreek seeds which are considered to be more beneficial than dried seeds. Different fractions of the germinated seeds were used to determine their antioxidant potential at different levels. The assays employed were ferric reducing antioxidant power, radical scavenging by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl, ferrylmyoglobin/2,2'-azobis-3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid, pulse radiolysis, oxygen radical absorbance capacity and inhibition of lipid peroxidation in mitochondrial preparations from rat liver. An aqueous fraction of fenugreek exhibited the highest antioxidant activity compared with other fractions. As the quantity of phenolic and flavonoid compounds can be related to antioxidant activity, the contents from these extracts were measured. HPLC analysis was carried out to detect polyphenols, flavonoids and other components. This study reveals significant antioxidant activity in germinated fenugreek seeds which may be due partly to the presence of flavonoids and polyphenols. SN - 0951-418X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16317656/Antioxidant_properties_of_germinated_fenugreek_seeds_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.1769 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -