ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY AND HPTLC ANALYSIS OF THE SIDDHA DRUG ELICEVI KUTINIR CURANAM
R. Ganesan*, N.Nivedha, T. Sujith, R. Shakila, Sampath K. S. and P. Sathiyarajeswaran
Elicevi kutinir curanam is an official siddha formulation mentioned in Balavakadam to treat intestinal worms. The present study is focused on the In-vitro antioxidant assay where the hydro alcoholic extract of Elicevi kutinir curanam was examined for DPPH and superoxide radical scavenging activity, Pro-oxidant effect and total antioxidant capacity. The results revealed significant antioxidant activity when compared with standard. Further the HPTLC fingerprinting profile of the extract was established which is used as a diagnostic tool for quality evaluation and standardization of the drug.
Keywords: Antioxidant, DPPH (1, 1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl), superoxide radical scavenging activity.
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