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Volume & Issue no: Volume 3, Issue 11, November 2014

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Title:
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES OF WATER EXTRACT OF CENTEPEDE GRASS AND FESTUCA
Author Name:
Garima Gupta, Charu Sharma, Anamika Verma
Abstract:
ABSTRACT The grasses- Poaceae (Gramineae), grass family of monocotyledonous flowering plants is the most important group of useful plants. Some of the grass species have been proved to show therapeutic effect and have been effective in treatment of inflammation and sclerosis as they contain bioactive components called antioxidants which delay or prevent the oxidation of cellular substrates. These antioxidants exert their effect by scavenging reactive oxygen species (ROS) or preventing their generation. ROS are usually generated in physiological processes to produce energy and metabolites or to generate defenses against invasive microorganisms but can also cause oxidative damage associated with many degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Polyphenols like flavonoids and phenolic acids are one of the most important natural antioxidants present in this grass family. Examples of flavonoids are glycosides of apigenin, luteolin and tricin and examples of phenolic acids are ferulic acid, caffeic acid and phydroxybenzoic acid. These compounds show a wide spectrum of chemical and biological activities including radical scavenging activity. This paper will discuss the comparative analysis of total phenolic compounds present in two different members of Poaceae family, i.e. Centipedegrass (Eremochloa Ophiuroides) and grass. The paper will also highlight the total flavonoid content in both the samples with the help of aluminium chloride colorimetric method and the estimation of reducing power of these samples. The results indicated that Festuca grass is a better natural source of antioxidant compounds then centipede grass, for use in food and pharmaceutical industry.
Cite this article:
Garima Gupta, Charu Sharma, Anamika Verma , " COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES OF WATER EXTRACT OF CENTEPEDE GRASS AND FESTUCA" , International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM) , Volume 3, Issue 11, November 2014 , pp. 054-056 , ISSN 2319 - 4847.
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