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Antioxidant potential of methanolic extract of Monstera adansonii

Gomathi R., Isaivani Indrakumar*, Karpagam S.


Antioxidants prevent oxidative damage caused by free radical and can be used in cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory diseases. The presence of natural antioxidant in plants is well known. The present study was undertaken to find the antioxidant value of the plant Monstera adansonii. The amount of total phenols, flavonoids, tannins and radical scavenging activity was studied. The analysis carried out was, DPPH free radical scavenging activity, Ferric reducing antioxidant power assay, Superoxide anion scavenging activity and Nitric oxide scavenging activity. Plant extracts were prepared by maceration method using methanol. Results show that Monstera adansonii had highest yield of methanolic extract (3.84%), total phenolic content (10.34mg/g) and antioxidant activity (89.84%) using DPPH method. Increasing the concentration of the extracts resulted in increased ferric reducing antioxidant power for the methanolic extract tested. The plants, Monstera adansonii, may be potent source of natural antioxidants.


Phenol; Monstera adansonii; DPPH; Tannin; Antioxidant

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