Preliminary phytochemical and antioxidant screening of Athimadhura chooranam

2017 International Journal of Current Research in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences  
Scientific documentation of traditional system of medicine is increasing and need for preparing it for Siddha formulation. Siddha classical texts have numerous polyherbal formulations, used for the treatment of various diseases. Athimadhura chooranam is a polyherbal formulation consisting 8 traditionally used herbs. Since there is no information about antioxidant and phytochemical evaluations of Athimadhura chooranam. Hence the present study was screening of phytochemical and in vitro
more » ... in vitro evaluation of antioxidant activity of Athimadhura chooranam. The aqueous-methanol extract of Athimadhura chooranam was screened for phytochemicals which indicated the presence of flavonoid, glycosides, triterpenes, coumarins, phenols, cardiac glycosides, saponins and betacyanin. For antioxidant activity, the methanol extract of Athimadhuram chooranam will have to contain as much quantity of antioxidants compounds as equivalents of ascorbic acid to effectively reduce the oxidant in the reaction matrix. The result indicated promising antioxidant activity of crude extract and needs further exploration for their effective use in both modern and traditional system of medicines.
doi:10.22192/ijcrcps.2017.04.08.006 fatcat:fs2ncqqnhrh6dn6wlbibzevfmu