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Antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of Moringa oleifera leaves in two stages of maturity.
Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2009 Dec; 64(4):303-11.PF

Abstract

Antioxidants play an important role in inhibiting and scavenging free radicals, thus providing protection to human against infections and degenerative diseases. Current research is now directed towards natural antioxidants originated from plants due to safe therapeutics. Moringa oleifera is used in Indian traditional medicine for a wide range of various ailments. To understand the mechanism of pharmacological actions, antioxidant properties of the Moringa oleifera leaf extracts were tested in two stages of maturity using standard in vitro models. The successive aqueous extract of Moringa oleifera exhibited strong scavenging effect on 2, 2-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH) free radical, superoxide, nitric oxide radical and inhibition of lipid per oxidation. The free radical scavenging effect of Moringa oleifera leaf extract was comparable with that of the reference antioxidants. The data obtained in the present study suggests that the extracts of Moringa oleifera both mature and tender leaves have potent antioxidant activity against free radicals, prevent oxidative damage to major biomolecules and afford significant protection against oxidative damage.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Physical Sciences, NTU, Singapore, Singapore. sree_latha04@yahoo.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19904611

Citation

Sreelatha, S, and P R. Padma. "Antioxidant Activity and Total Phenolic Content of Moringa Oleifera Leaves in Two Stages of Maturity." Plant Foods for Human Nutrition (Dordrecht, Netherlands), vol. 64, no. 4, 2009, pp. 303-11.
Sreelatha S, Padma PR. Antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of Moringa oleifera leaves in two stages of maturity. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2009;64(4):303-11.
Sreelatha, S., & Padma, P. R. (2009). Antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of Moringa oleifera leaves in two stages of maturity. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 64(4), 303-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11130-009-0141-0
Sreelatha S, Padma PR. Antioxidant Activity and Total Phenolic Content of Moringa Oleifera Leaves in Two Stages of Maturity. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2009;64(4):303-11. PubMed PMID: 19904611.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Antioxidant activity and total phenolic content of Moringa oleifera leaves in two stages of maturity. AU - Sreelatha,S, AU - Padma,P R, PY - 2009/11/12/entrez PY - 2009/11/12/pubmed PY - 2010/4/30/medline SP - 303 EP - 11 JF - Plant foods for human nutrition (Dordrecht, Netherlands) JO - Plant Foods Hum Nutr VL - 64 IS - 4 N2 - Antioxidants play an important role in inhibiting and scavenging free radicals, thus providing protection to human against infections and degenerative diseases. Current research is now directed towards natural antioxidants originated from plants due to safe therapeutics. Moringa oleifera is used in Indian traditional medicine for a wide range of various ailments. To understand the mechanism of pharmacological actions, antioxidant properties of the Moringa oleifera leaf extracts were tested in two stages of maturity using standard in vitro models. The successive aqueous extract of Moringa oleifera exhibited strong scavenging effect on 2, 2-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH) free radical, superoxide, nitric oxide radical and inhibition of lipid per oxidation. The free radical scavenging effect of Moringa oleifera leaf extract was comparable with that of the reference antioxidants. The data obtained in the present study suggests that the extracts of Moringa oleifera both mature and tender leaves have potent antioxidant activity against free radicals, prevent oxidative damage to major biomolecules and afford significant protection against oxidative damage. SN - 1573-9104 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19904611/Antioxidant_activity_and_total_phenolic_content_of_Moringa_oleifera_leaves_in_two_stages_of_maturity_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s11130-009-0141-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -