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Free radical scavenging activity of Shirishavaleha - A Poly Herbal Ayurvedic formulation

Harmeet Kaur, Galib Ruknuddin, Pradeep Kumar Prajapati.

Abstract
Objective: Synthetic antioxidants such as butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) have recently been reported to be hazardous to human health. Thus, the search for effective, non-toxic natural compounds with antioxidative activity has been intensified in recent years. The current attempt aimed to determine the antioxidant activity of two samples of Shirishavaleha, one prepared with water and the other with Kanji as liquid media, using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and lipid peroxidation (LPO) assay.
Methods: Batches of Shirishavaleha with water and Kanji were prepared by following standard manufacturing procedures. Quercetin (2 mg/ml) and butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA, 0.8 mg/ml) were used as standard drugs for DPPH and LPO, respectively.
Results: Both the drugs were found to present clear DPPH radical and LPO scavenging activity, comparatively at higher degrees in the sample prepared with Kanji.
Conclusion: Based on the observations; it can be concluded that both the samples possesses significant antioxidant activities which may open their way for being used as potential natural antioxidants.

Key words: Avaleha, BHA, Kanji, natural antioxidant, Shirisha


 
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Kaur H, Ruknuddin G, Prajapati PK. Free radical scavenging activity of Shirishavaleha - A Poly Herbal Ayurvedic formulation. Oxid Antioxid Med Sci. 2016; 5(3): 87-92. doi:10.5455/oams.281016.or.100


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Kaur H, Ruknuddin G, Prajapati PK. Free radical scavenging activity of Shirishavaleha - A Poly Herbal Ayurvedic formulation. http://www.ejmoams.com/?mno=223772 [Access: February 20, 2018]. doi:10.5455/oams.281016.or.100


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Kaur H, Ruknuddin G, Prajapati PK. Free radical scavenging activity of Shirishavaleha - A Poly Herbal Ayurvedic formulation. Oxid Antioxid Med Sci. 2016; 5(3): 87-92. doi:10.5455/oams.281016.or.100



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Kaur H, Ruknuddin G, Prajapati PK. Free radical scavenging activity of Shirishavaleha - A Poly Herbal Ayurvedic formulation. Oxid Antioxid Med Sci. (2016), [cited February 20, 2018]; 5(3): 87-92. doi:10.5455/oams.281016.or.100



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Kaur, H., Ruknuddin, G. & Prajapati, P. K. (2016) Free radical scavenging activity of Shirishavaleha - A Poly Herbal Ayurvedic formulation. Oxid Antioxid Med Sci, 5 (3), 87-92. doi:10.5455/oams.281016.or.100



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Kaur, Harmeet, Galib Ruknuddin, and Pradeep Kumar Prajapati. 2016. Free radical scavenging activity of Shirishavaleha - A Poly Herbal Ayurvedic formulation. Oxidants and Antioxidants in Medical Science, 5 (3), 87-92. doi:10.5455/oams.281016.or.100



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Kaur, Harmeet, Galib Ruknuddin, and Pradeep Kumar Prajapati. "Free radical scavenging activity of Shirishavaleha - A Poly Herbal Ayurvedic formulation." Oxidants and Antioxidants in Medical Science 5 (2016), 87-92. doi:10.5455/oams.281016.or.100



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Kaur, Harmeet, Galib Ruknuddin, and Pradeep Kumar Prajapati. "Free radical scavenging activity of Shirishavaleha - A Poly Herbal Ayurvedic formulation." Oxidants and Antioxidants in Medical Science 5.3 (2016), 87-92. Print. doi:10.5455/oams.281016.or.100



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Kaur, H., Ruknuddin, G. & Prajapati, P. K. (2016) Free radical scavenging activity of Shirishavaleha - A Poly Herbal Ayurvedic formulation. Oxidants and Antioxidants in Medical Science, 5 (3), 87-92. doi:10.5455/oams.281016.or.100





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