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Title: Comparative evaluation of antioxidant properties of edible and non-edible leaves of Anethum graveolens Linn
Authors: Jinesh, VK
Jaishree, V
Badami, Shrishailappa
Shyam1, W
Keywords: Anethum graveolens
Dill herb
Free radical scavenging
Antioxidant
Edible
Non-edible
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code Int. cl.8A61K 36/00, A61P 17/18.
Abstract: The study was conducted to compare in vitro antioxidant activities of ethanol extracts of edible and non-edible leaves of Anethum graveolens Linn. The antioxidant activity was evaluated using nine different standard methods. The green leaves extract exhibited high percentage of inhibition in most of the methods, when compared to the non-edible yellow leaves extract. The HPTLC of the yellow leaves extract exhibited six compounds instead of four observed for green leaves extract transformation towards inactive compounds. The total phenol content of the yellow leaves extract was found to be high, indicating there was no relationship between the activity and the total phenol content. The study supports the traditional use of green leaves as vegetable and food flavouring agent.
Page(s): 168-173
Source:IJNPR Vol.1(2) [June 2010]

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