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 AJPS  Vol.4 No.8 , August 2013
Antioxidant Capacity and Phenolic Content of Some Nepalese Medicinal Plants
Abstract: Antioxidant capacities and phenolic contents of medicinal plants namely Usnea longifolia, Cetraria nepalensis, Parmelia minarum, Everniastrum nepalense, Rhododendron anthopogon and Fritillaria delavayi were analyzed via Folin-Ciocaltau assay, Ferric reducing activity power assay and 2,2-Diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl assay. All the tested plants depicted the antioxidant activity with variation in extent of activity among the plants. The FRAP (F-value: 387.4), DPPH (F-value: 89.684) and TPC (F-value: 559.163) values between the extracts showed the highly significant differences (P < 0.01). This study indicated the strong antioxidant potential of R. anthopogon among the plants tested.
Cite this paper: B. Maharjan and B. Baral, "Antioxidant Capacity and Phenolic Content of Some Nepalese Medicinal Plants," American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 8, 2013, pp. 1660-1665. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2013.48200.
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