Phytochemical, proximite composition and antioxidant potential of swietenia mahagoni leaves

Naveen, Y. P. and Asna Urooj (2015) Phytochemical, proximite composition and antioxidant potential of swietenia mahagoni leaves. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 5 (3). pp. 161-166.

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Swietenia mahagoni is a medicinal plant traditionally used all over the world. The present study evaluates the phytochemical and proximate composition of the leaf and also assesses antioxidant potential of the leaf. The proximate composition of the plant was evaluated by the standard methods described by AOAC. The phytochemical analysis indicates the saponins as major components in leaf (198 mg/g). Tannins, flavanoids and alkaloids were also found to be in a significant amount 94 (ìg/mg), 154 (ìg/mg) and 91 (ìg/mg) respectively. Proximate analysis indicates the presence of significant amount of fiber (in the form of both soluble and insoluble). Elemental analysis indicates presence of magnesium, calcium and sodium at a significant level. Mahagoni leaf powder is also shown many beneficial physical properties. Antioxidant assays indicates the mahagoni leaf has potential anti-oxidant potential by the virtue of electron donating, free radical scavenging properties. The results of the study indicate mahagoni leaf as potential source of bio-actives and as powerful anti-oxidant

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mahagoni Leaf and Antioxidant and Phytochemicals and Proximate Analysis and Physical Properties
Subjects: B Life Science > Food Science and Nutrition
Divisions: Department of > Food Science and Nutrition
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Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2019 06:53
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 06:53

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