Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 1, Pages: 1-4
Jae-Hyeok, Lee1 and Jeong-Suk, Park2*
1 Department of Oriental Pharmaceutical Development, Nambu University, Gwangju, 506-706, South Korea
2 Department of Alternative Medicine, Nambu University, Gwangju, 506-706, South Korea; [email protected],kr
During the process of screening for antioxidant effects of natural plants by measuring the radical scavenging effect on 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), Kummerowia striata (Thunb.) Schindl (Leguminosae) was found to show potent antioxidant activity. It is very plentiful plant, used for treatment of inflammation and fever in Korea. Antioxidant activities of methanol extract and its fractions were determined by DPPH free radical scavenging effects, riboflavin-originated superoxide quenching activity and xanthine-originated superoxide quenching activity assays. Among them, ethyl acetate fraction showed the most significant free radical scavenging effects on DPPH, and the potent riboflavin and xanthine-originated superoxide quenching activities. These results suggest that Kummerowia striata could be used as a functional ingredient for anti-oxidation, anti-aging and anti-inflammation.
Keywords: DPPH, Kummerowia striata, Riboflavin-Originated Superoxide Quenching Activity, Xanthine-originated Superoxide Quenching Activity
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