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In vitro antioxidant activity of methanolic and aqueous extracts of fruit pulp of Momordica balsamina was assessed by DPPH free radical scavenging, FRPA, Lipid peroxidation by thiobarbituric acid assay methods. The methanol and the aqueous extract had shown DPPH scavenging activity (IC50=371.29±1.57 µg/ml and IC50=384.22±2.46 µg/ml) respectively when compared with the IC50 values of the standards ascorbic acid and rutin (IC50=8.84±0.05 and 3.78±0.153 µg/ml respectively) and IC50 values of methanolic (311.07±0.009 µg/ml) and aqueous (386.01±0.006 µg/ml) extracts in lipid peroxidation as compared to BHT (48.89±0.01 µg/ml) ?g/ml. The reducing power of the extracts were found to be concentration dependent. The total phenolic content was measured by Folin-Ciocalteu reagent was found to be 2.34%w/w.
[Samriti Faujdar, Sumitra Nain, A.N.Kalia (2014); Antioxidant activity and Estimation of Total Phenolic content of Momordica balsamina Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (2). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
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