Nayak, Debasis (2012) Antibacterial, antioxidant and phytochemical screening of Hibiscus rosa sinensis, Acorus calamus, Cucurbita maxima and Moringa oliefera. MSc thesis.
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A large number of the plants are claimed to possess the antibiotic properties in the traditional system and are also used extensively by the tribal people throughout the world. It is now mostly thought that nature has given the cure of every disease in one form or another. Plants have been known to cure people from various diseases in Ayurveda. Effects of crude extracts of the petals of Hibiscus rosa sinensis, cucurbita maxima, leaves of Moringa oliefera and rhizome of Acorus calamus were studied for the antibacterial and antioxidant activity. The research showed that the methanolic extract were more effective than the aqueous extract. The antioxidant activity of the four samples were carried out using DPPH which showed that out of the four plants Moringa oliefera and Acorus Calamus has better antioxidant properties which could be very useful against reactive oxygen species that are formed during oxidative stress.
|Item Type:||Thesis ( MSc)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Phytochemical, Antioxidant, DPPH, reactive oxygen species, oxidative stress|
|Subjects:||Life Science > Microbiology|
|Divisions:||Sciences > Department of Life Science|
|Deposited By:||Mr. Debasis Nayak|
|Deposited On:||10 May 2012 17:57|
|Last Modified:||10 May 2012 17:57|
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