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Characterization of Different Parts of Erigeron Sp Extracts and its Essential Oil by FTIR Analysis and Testing its Antioxidant Activity

Received On: 09/08/2015
Accepted On: 20/08/2015


Ramya, I., Arunadevi, S., Vidhya, A.

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The Erigeron species have a history of their use as folk medicines. A large number of Erigeron species yield essential oils rich in biologically active polyacetylenic compounds/terpenoids and are reported to possess diverse biological activity, viz antimicrobial, antioxidants and nontoxic. The present study is aimed to analyze the FTIR spectroscopic studies revealed different characteristic peak values with various functional compounds in the extracts of Erigeron sp confirmed the presence of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aldehyde, amines, aromatics and sulfoxide, which shows major peaks. The FTIR method was performed on a spectrophotometer system, which was used to detect the characteristic peak values and their functional groups. The essential oils of this plant were also analyzed for their antioxidant properties. The antioxidant capacity of the plant extracts was measured by their ability to scavenge free radicals such as DPPH (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl). The methanolic crude extracts of Erigeron sp were screened for their free radical scavenging properties using ascorbic acid as standard antioxidant. Hence the free radical scavenging capacity was confirmed.


Erigeron Sp, FTIR, Antioxidant, Essential Oil, DPPH

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Ramya, I., Arunadevi, S., Vidhya, A. (2015). Characterisation of Different Parts of Erigeron Sp Extracts and its Essential Oil by FTIR Analysis and Testing its Antioxidant Activity, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 4(3), 118-122.

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