Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
October 2014 Vol. 3(10), pp. 331-334
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Phytochemical Constituent and Antioxidant Potential of the Leaf Extract of Flueryaaestuans L (Urticaceae)

O. O. Akinlami1*, L. Lajide2, B.J Owolabi2 and I.B Osho3

1Chemistry Department, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria.
2Chemistry Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
3Animal production and Health Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

Accepted 27 September, 2014

Abstract

Extracts from the leaves of flueryaaestuans were investigated for phytochemical constituents and antioxidant activity. Test for tannins, steroids, flavonoids, saponins, sterols, cardiac glycosides and alkaloids were positive in methanol extracts. The methanol extract of flueryaaestuans had a DPPH Scavenging activity of 77.89% at 100mg/ml, Total phenol of 0.141 at 100mg/ml and free reducing antioxidant properties (FRAP) of0.218 at 100mg/ml respectively. These value were comparable those of ascorbic acid,93.86% at 100mg/ml, Gallic acid, 5.498 at 100mg/ml and ascorbic acid 4.20 at 100mg/ml as standard for DPPH Scavenging, total phenol, andFRAP respectively. These findings suggest the rich phytochemicals content of flueryaaestuans and its good antioxidant activity may be responsible for its traditional use; such as antidote for poison, rickets in children, constipation, antiulcer, etc.

Keywords: flueryaaestuans, phytochemicals, antioxidant activity and total phenol.

 

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