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In vitro Antioxidant Potential in Sequential Extracts of Curcuma caesia Roxb. Rhizomes.

Reenu J, Azeez S, Bhageerathy C - Indian J Pharm Sci (2015 Jan-Feb)

Bottom Line: C. caesia showed significant antioxidant activity in chloroform, benzene and ethyl acetate extracts.The chloroform extract was highly effective as free radical scavengers, electron-donating agents and reducing molybdate ions except for reducing lipid peroxidation.Antioxidant potential expressed by C. caesia in the sequential extracts could be effectively utilized for identification of the bioactive compounds for future phytopharmacological applications.

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Affiliation: Indian Institute of Spices Research, Marikunnu P.O., Kozhikode-673 012, India.

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Present study deals with antioxidant potential of sequential extracts of fresh and dried rhizomes of Curcuma caesia, using solvents viz., hexane, petroleum ether, benzene, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol and water, which was analyzed by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging assay, total antioxidant capacity, ferric reducing activity and thiobarbituric acid reactive species assay. Total phenol content was estimated by the Folin-Ciocalteau method. C. caesia showed significant antioxidant activity in chloroform, benzene and ethyl acetate extracts. The chloroform extract was highly effective as free radical scavengers, electron-donating agents and reducing molybdate ions except for reducing lipid peroxidation. The highest total phenol content was also exhibited by chloroform and benzene extracts. Antioxidant potential expressed by C. caesia in the sequential extracts could be effectively utilized for identification of the bioactive compounds for future phytopharmacological applications.

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Fresh mature rhizomes of Curcuma caesia Roxb.
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Figure 1: Fresh mature rhizomes of Curcuma caesia Roxb.

Mentions: Curcuma caesia Roxb., a member of the family Zingiberaceae and commonly known as black turmeric, is a perennial, erect rhizomatous herb with bluish-black rhizome of high economical importance because of its medicinal values (fig.1). It is native to North-East and Central India. Rhizomes of the plant are aromatic with intense camphoraceous odour and are applied externally to sprains and bruises[15]. The rhizomes are reported to contain antiinflammatory agents, and the paste of fresh rhizomes is used as a remedy for insect and snake bite by the Khamti tribe of Lohit district of eastern Arunachal Pradesh[16].


In vitro Antioxidant Potential in Sequential Extracts of Curcuma caesia Roxb. Rhizomes.

Reenu J, Azeez S, Bhageerathy C - Indian J Pharm Sci (2015 Jan-Feb)

Fresh mature rhizomes of Curcuma caesia Roxb.
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Figure 1: Fresh mature rhizomes of Curcuma caesia Roxb.
Mentions: Curcuma caesia Roxb., a member of the family Zingiberaceae and commonly known as black turmeric, is a perennial, erect rhizomatous herb with bluish-black rhizome of high economical importance because of its medicinal values (fig.1). It is native to North-East and Central India. Rhizomes of the plant are aromatic with intense camphoraceous odour and are applied externally to sprains and bruises[15]. The rhizomes are reported to contain antiinflammatory agents, and the paste of fresh rhizomes is used as a remedy for insect and snake bite by the Khamti tribe of Lohit district of eastern Arunachal Pradesh[16].

Bottom Line: C. caesia showed significant antioxidant activity in chloroform, benzene and ethyl acetate extracts.The chloroform extract was highly effective as free radical scavengers, electron-donating agents and reducing molybdate ions except for reducing lipid peroxidation.Antioxidant potential expressed by C. caesia in the sequential extracts could be effectively utilized for identification of the bioactive compounds for future phytopharmacological applications.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Indian Institute of Spices Research, Marikunnu P.O., Kozhikode-673 012, India.

ABSTRACT
Present study deals with antioxidant potential of sequential extracts of fresh and dried rhizomes of Curcuma caesia, using solvents viz., hexane, petroleum ether, benzene, chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanol and water, which was analyzed by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging assay, total antioxidant capacity, ferric reducing activity and thiobarbituric acid reactive species assay. Total phenol content was estimated by the Folin-Ciocalteau method. C. caesia showed significant antioxidant activity in chloroform, benzene and ethyl acetate extracts. The chloroform extract was highly effective as free radical scavengers, electron-donating agents and reducing molybdate ions except for reducing lipid peroxidation. The highest total phenol content was also exhibited by chloroform and benzene extracts. Antioxidant potential expressed by C. caesia in the sequential extracts could be effectively utilized for identification of the bioactive compounds for future phytopharmacological applications.

No MeSH data available.


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