IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS OF THREE CAMEROONIAN MEDICINAL PLANTS USED TO MANAGE PARASITIC DISEASES

Jeannette Yondo, Gilles Inès, Dongmo Fomekong, Marie-Claire Komtangui, Josué Wabo, Olivia Fossi, Jules-Roger Kuiate, Blaise Mpoame, Mpoame Blaise
2009 Pharmacologyonline   unpublished
Aqueous and methanol-methylene chloride extracts of Schumaniophyton magnificum, Rauvolfia vomitoria and Pseudospondias microcarpa were screened for phytochemical constituents. Tests for saponines, phenols, Terpenoids, flavonoids, cardiac glycosides and coumarines were positive in both methanol-methylene chloride and aqueous extracts, while anthraquinons and anthocyanins were absent in Schumaniophyton magnificum. The antioxidant potential of these plants were also evaluated using three different
more » ... ing three different methods: FRAP (Ferric reducing antioxidant power), DPPH (1,1-Diphenyl-2-Picrilhydrazyl) and Folin (Folin-Ciocalteu reagent). The aqueous and methanol-methylene chloride extracts of Pseudospondias microcarpa had the highest antioxidant activity (P<0.05) follow by Rauvolfia vomitoria and Schumaniophyton magnificum.
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