ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF HYPERICUM FURSEI L.
In this study, antioxidant activities of H. fursei were investigated. Different model were used for assay. IC50 for DPPH radical-scavenging activity was 7.5±1.2 μg ml-1. The IC50 value for BHA was 92.9±4.5 µg ml-1. The extract showed very good reducing power that was comparable with vitamin C (p> 0.05) but showed weak nitric oxide scavenging activity and Fe2+ chelating ability. Extract showed good activity in scavenging of H2O2. Inhibition was 99.1% at 800 μg ml-1. The IC50 values for extract and BHA were 333.1±14.7 and 52.0±4.5 μg ml-1, respectively. Total phenol compounds, by the Folin Ciocalteu method, was 274±9.6 mg gallic acid equivalent/g of extract and the total flavonoid content, by AlCl3 method was 23.9 ± 1.4 mg quercetin equivalent/g of extract. Antioxidant activity may be attributed to the presence of phenols and flavonoids in the extract.
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