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Title: Phytochemical analysis, phenolic content and antioxidant properties of different parts of Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn.) Roxb.- A comparative study
Authors: Rastogi, Subha
Pandey, Madan Mohan
Rawat, Ajay Kumar Singh
Keywords: Terminalia bellirica;Phenolics;HPTLC;Antioxidant activity
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00, C09K 15/00, C07C 39/00
Abstract: Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn.) Roxb., commonly known as Baheda, is one of the three ingredients of the well known Ayurvedic formulation Triphala which is very effective in gastrointestinal tract and eye and brain related problems. In the present study the fruits (TBF), leaves (TBL) and bark (TBB) of T. bellirica were analyzed and phytochemical analysis for triterpenoids and phenolics was done by HPTLC. The Total phenolic content and Total flavonoid content of the samples were in the order TBL>TBF>TBB with TBL showing the highest TPC and TFC with 15.8 mg GAE/g and 33.3 mg QE/g, respectively. Ellagic acid was the most predominant constituent and was found to be present in all the samples of T. bellirica, its percentage being maximum in case of leaves (4.863 %). Their antioxidant potential was also determined. It was observed that the leaves of T. bellirica, which are rich in phenolics and flavonoids, also exhibit the highest antioxidant potential as evidenced by the better DPPH radical scavenging ability as well as the total antioxidant capacity.
Page(s): 370-375
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.17(2) [April 2018]

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