Study on Antioxidant Activity of Different Extracts of Withania somnifera and Asparagus racemosus

  • Sweeti Jain Department of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Barkatullah University, Bhopal
  • Minakshi Sharma Department of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Barkatullah University, Bhopal
  • A K Pathak Department of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Barkatullah University, Bhopal

Abstract

In the present study antioxidant activity of different extract of Withania somnifera (WS) and Asparagus racemosus (AR) was evaluated and compared. Simultaneously the antioxidant effect of polyherbal formulation of both plants also observed. The alcoholic and water extract of both plants was prepared and antioxidant activity was measured by nitric oxide scavenging activity and TBARS method (in vitro) and lipid peroxidation method (in vivo). Results indicate 1) Alcoholic extract of both WS and AR are more active than its aqueous extract. 2) Mixture of both alcoholic extract (polyherbal) show the high antioxidant activity compare to solo extract. 

Keywords: Antioxidant, Withania somnifera, Asparagus racemosus, Polyherbal, TBARS, MDA, NO
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Jain, S., M. Sharma, and A. K. Pathak. “Study on Antioxidant Activity of Different Extracts of Withania Somnifera and Asparagus Racemosus”. Current Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 3, no. 1, Mar. 2013, pp. 28-31, http://crpsonline.com/index.php/crps/article/view/91.
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