Evaluation of antioxidant activity of Sapindus saponaria L. leaves and phytochemical profile

Khaled Rashed
2013 Scientia Research Library Journal of Applied Chemistry   unpublished
ABSTARCT This study was designated to evaluate antioxidant activity of Sapindus saponaria L. leaves methanol 80% extract and also to investigate the chemical content of the plant extract. Methanol 80% extract was tested for free radical scavenging activity on model reaction with stable 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH). The results showed that methanol 80% extract has a moderate antioxidant activity and can act as free radical scavenging agent, phytochemical analysis of the methanol
more » ... xtract prove the presene of saponins, flavonoids, tannins, triterpenes and carbohydrates. The results may help to discover new chemical classes of natural antioxidant substances that could serve as selective agents for infectious diseases.