MSCE  Vol.4 No.2 , February 2016
Determination of Total Flavonoids and Its Antioxidant Ability in Houttuynia cordata
Abstract: The total flavonoids of Houttuynia cordata are determined by UV-Vis spectrophotometry. The ex-traction condition of flavonoids from Houttuynia cordata includes: the extraction temperature is 70, solid-liquid ratio is 1:20, solvent is 80% ethanol, extraction time is 65 min. We studied the antioxidation of flavonoids in Houttuynia cordata, and results showed that flavonoids had strong reducing capacity, hydroxyl free radical scavenging activity and the superoxide anion radical scavenging ability, thus can provide a basis for the development of natural antioxidants.
Cite this paper: Chen, A. , Xiang, W. , Liu, D. , Liu, C. and Yang, L. (2016) Determination of Total Flavonoids and Its Antioxidant Ability in Houttuynia cordata . Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 4, 131-136. doi: 10.4236/msce.2016.42014.

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