Evaluation of Phytochemicals and Antioxidant potential of aqueous extract of Myristica fragrans

Malarvizhi V, Jenni. P
2020 International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology  
Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, unstable molecules that the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures. Antioxidants act as radical scavenger, hydrogen donor, electron donor, peroxide decomposer, singlet oxygen quencher, enzyme inhibitor, synergist, and metal-chelating agents. The damage caused by antioxidants has been linked to cancer, atherosclerosis, and vision loss. Need of antioxidant with less side effects
more » ... h less side effects emerges nowadays. In this present qualitative evaluation shows this plant contains secondary metabolites like terpenoids, flavanoids, saponins, tannins, alkaloid, steroid, glycosides, proteins and coumarins. Myristica fragrans have been reported for its versatile antioxidant activity.
doi:10.32628/ijsrst207361 fatcat:vfv3tfvtbfdjlnhjpch4n4h7py