P. K. Valsalakumari, Dr.S. Kumaran


Scoparia dulcis, Linn., an indigenous herbal plant used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine, in India, for its possible anti ulcer, urolithiasis1, antidiabetic  and antimicrobial activities. An aqueous extract of the plant showed marked antioxidative activity in vitro, which supports the therapeutic effects claimed by traditional practitioners for its antidiabetic activity. The annual herb is belongs to the family Scrophulariaceae and distributed throughout the tropics. The present study is aimed to investigate the anti oxidant activity of ethanol extract of dried whole plant, Scoparia dulcis collected from south region of Tamil Nadu state, India. The plant is here and after referred as S.dulcis and the ethanol extract as EESD. A stock solution of the extract 1mg/ml was prepared. Then aliquate dilutions of 125, 250, 500 and 1000 and 2000 µg/ ml were prepared from the stock for studying the in vitro anti oxidant activity.

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