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Determining the Antioxidant Activity of Bombax ceiba Flower Extracts


Donipati, R.S., Subhasini, P.

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The present study was aimed to investigate the antioxidant activity of extracts of dried flower powder of Bombax ceiba which is commonly known as silk cotton tree and semal which belongs to family Bombacaceae. Bombax ceiba is an important medicinal plant of tropical and subtropical India. Its medicinal usage has been reported in the traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. It has wide range of medicinal and pharmacological application like In-vitro Anti-inflammatory, Anti-diabetic, Antiobesity, Hypotensive, Antioxidant, Antiangiogenic, Antimicrobial, Cytotoxicity, Aphrodisiac and Antipyretic. Antioxidant study was performed on hydroalcoholic extract of shade dried flowers. Modern phytochemical screening of the flower has shown the presence of phenolic compounds, fatty acids, flavonoids, tannins and glycosides. Extracted flowers were evaluated for their antioxidant activity. The present study revealed that the Bombax ceiba different extracts of flower a plot was obtained of the percentage inhibition of IRT against concentration of the sample solutions was prepared and the IC50 values of the extracts were determined from the calibration curve. The methanol extract of the flowers showed high antioxidant activity with an IC50 of 1.827±2 mg/ml. However, the hexane and chloroform exhibited less antioxidant activity.


Bombax ceiba, antioxidant activity, IC50, Antiobesity, Antiangiogenic

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Donipati, R.S., Subhasini, P. (2016). Determining the Antioxidant Activity of Bombax ceiba Flower Extracts, International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 5(1), 146-150.

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