E3 Journal of Environmental Research and Management
E3 Journal of Environmental Research and Management Vol. 10 (1) pp. 016-020, August 2019; © E3 Journals; ISSN 2141-7466
Comparative study of moringa leaves from different regions on antioxidant and hemolytic activityDevyani Purohit1 * , Moumita Maity1 * , Kavita G Singh1 * , Sowmyashree G1
1 Department of Biochemistry, Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, Bengaluru
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 23 June 2019
Moringa oleifera is one of the 14 species of family Moringaceae and is commonly known as ΄Drumstick tree΄ or the ΄horse radish tree΄. It is a medicinal Indian herb which is rich in secondary metabolites such as terpenoids, flavonoids, phenolics etc. It has the following properties such as- antitumor, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, anti-atherosclerotic, anti-diabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities. Despite of above mentioned application, this study showcases the antioxidant and hemolytic activities. Leaves from three different region exhibits antioxidant activity - DPPH and MDA assays. The results obtained for antioxidant property DPPH was found to be higher in the samples collected from Bengaluru and for the MDA Assay we obtained higher values in the Rajasthan sample. Furthermore, leaf extracts are non-toxic to RBC in lower concentration.
Keywords: Moringa oleifera, antioxidant, direct hemolytic activity, recalcification time[Download Article - PDF]