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Phytochemical, proximate, antioxidant and free radical scavenging evaluations of Calliandria surinamensis.
Acta Pol Pharm. 2008 Sep-Oct; 65(5):571-5.AP

Abstract

The flower pigment of Calliandria suninamensis is used folklorically as a colorant and a dye. The crude powdered sample and methanolic extract of the plant were subjected to phytochemical, proximate analysis and antioxidant activities. Parameters like moisture content, ash values and extractive values were determined. The methanolic extract was evaluated for its antioxidant/free radical scavenging activities using standard experimental procedures. The result of the study indicated the presence of copious amount of phenolics and anthocyanidins. The antioxidant activity of Calliandria surinamensis showed a significant free radical activity. Its action was comparable to standard antioxidants like gallic acid and tocopherol (vitamin E). The proximate analysis gave 3.40 +/- 0.02 g, 4.15 +/- 0.01 g, 1.38 +/- 0.13 g and 5.20 +/- 0.03 g as moisture content, ash value, acid insoluble ash and alcohol extractives, respectively. This study gives scientific justification of the plant as antioxidant and free radical scavenger.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. faloabi@uniben.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19051604

Citation

Falodun, Abiodun, and Emmanuel E I. Irabor. "Phytochemical, Proximate, Antioxidant and Free Radical Scavenging Evaluations of Calliandria Surinamensis." Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica, vol. 65, no. 5, 2008, pp. 571-5.
Falodun A, Irabor EE. Phytochemical, proximate, antioxidant and free radical scavenging evaluations of Calliandria surinamensis. Acta Pol Pharm. 2008;65(5):571-5.
Falodun, A., & Irabor, E. E. (2008). Phytochemical, proximate, antioxidant and free radical scavenging evaluations of Calliandria surinamensis. Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica, 65(5), 571-5.
Falodun A, Irabor EE. Phytochemical, Proximate, Antioxidant and Free Radical Scavenging Evaluations of Calliandria Surinamensis. Acta Pol Pharm. 2008 Sep-Oct;65(5):571-5. PubMed PMID: 19051604.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Phytochemical, proximate, antioxidant and free radical scavenging evaluations of Calliandria surinamensis. AU - Falodun,Abiodun, AU - Irabor,Emmanuel E I, PY - 2008/12/5/pubmed PY - 2009/1/7/medline PY - 2008/12/5/entrez SP - 571 EP - 5 JF - Acta poloniae pharmaceutica JO - Acta Pol Pharm VL - 65 IS - 5 N2 - The flower pigment of Calliandria suninamensis is used folklorically as a colorant and a dye. The crude powdered sample and methanolic extract of the plant were subjected to phytochemical, proximate analysis and antioxidant activities. Parameters like moisture content, ash values and extractive values were determined. The methanolic extract was evaluated for its antioxidant/free radical scavenging activities using standard experimental procedures. The result of the study indicated the presence of copious amount of phenolics and anthocyanidins. The antioxidant activity of Calliandria surinamensis showed a significant free radical activity. Its action was comparable to standard antioxidants like gallic acid and tocopherol (vitamin E). The proximate analysis gave 3.40 +/- 0.02 g, 4.15 +/- 0.01 g, 1.38 +/- 0.13 g and 5.20 +/- 0.03 g as moisture content, ash value, acid insoluble ash and alcohol extractives, respectively. This study gives scientific justification of the plant as antioxidant and free radical scavenger. SN - 0001-6837 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19051604/Phytochemical_proximate_antioxidant_and_free_radical_scavenging_evaluations_of_Calliandria_surinamensis_ L2 - http://www.ptfarm.pl/pub/File/Acta_Poloniae/2008/5/571.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -