DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Mon, 25 Mar 2019

In Vitro Antioxidant Activity of Methanol Aerial Extract of Mentha Arvensis Linn from Kashmiri Himalaya

Mohammad Akbar Dar1, Mubashir H. Masoodi1*, Parampreet Kour1, Nida Sadiq Shapoo2

1. Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006, J&K, India

2 .Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006, J&K, India


To evaluate phytochemical constituents and antioxidant potential of methanol aerial parts (leaf and stem) extract of Mentha arvensis L from Kashmiri Himalaya region. The extract shows the presence of flavonoids, saponins, alkaloids, steroids, carbohydrates, proteins, tannins and phenolics. The antioxidant activity of methanol aerial extract of Mentha arvensis L was evaluated by using 1,1-diphenyl, 2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) scavenging and reducing power assays. The total phenolic and total flavonoid content (mg/g) was found to be 672.11 and 283.1 respectively. The percentage inhibition of DPPH scavenging was found to be 81.33% at concentration of 0.5mg/ml. The reducing power was found to be 0.76 at 0.1mg/ml and increased to 2.42 at 0.5mg/ml. The results obtained revealed that methanol extract from aerial parts of Mentha arvensis L can be promising candidates for natural sources of antioxidants with high activity. 

Keywords: Mentha arvensis; DPPH; antioxidant potential; reducing power; phenolics; flavanoids.


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