Phytochemical composition and antioxidant potential of Desmodium gangeticum (Linn.) DC

A Niranjan, S Tewari
2008 Natural Product Radiance   unpublished
35 and several other Ayurvedic formulations. Earlier studies on this plant showed the presence of tryptamines, phenylethylamines and their N-oxides, sterols, phospholipids, pterocarpanoids 6 , flavone and isoflavonoid glycosides, uridine triacetate, trans-5-hexadecenoic acid, 1-tritriacontanol, 1-heptadecanol, β-amyrone and glycosphingolipid 4. Highly reactive free radicals formed by exogenous chemicals or endogenous metabolic processes in the human body are capable of oxidizing biomolecules,
more » ... ing biomolecules, resulting in the mutagenic changes, cancer, cell death and tissue damage 3. Antioxidants play an essential role in the prevention of diseases