Investigation of Phytochemistry and antioxidant activity of the crude extracts of Verbena tenuisecta Briq

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Investigation of Phytochemistry and antioxidant activity of the crude extracts of Verbena tenuisecta Briq

Sadaf Rasheed, Zaheer-ud-din Khan
J. Bio. Env. Sci.11( 2), 179-186, August 2017.
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In vitro phytochemical analysis and antioxidant activity of various extracts of Verbena tenuisecta Briq. Were investigated through Total Phenolic Content (TPC), Total Flavonoid Content (TFC), DPPH radical scavenging activity, ABTS assay and Metal Chelating activity. The results revealed that leaf extracts showed remarkable antioxidant potential in all assays, whereas other extracts also showed significant results, i.e. flower extract exhibited the best %age bound iron capacity and TEAC (mM of Trolox) value was found to be maximum in stem extract. Qualitative phytochemical screening indicated the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, phenols, cardiac glycosides and terpenoids.


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