INVESTIGATION OF ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF HYDROALCOHOLIC LEAF EXTRACT OF CUCUMIS MELO VAR AGRESTIS (CUCURBITACEAE) - A WILD EDIBLE PLANT FROM INDIA
Antioxidant activity of Cucumis melo var agrestis
Background: The antioxidants are important in life because the most of the diseases are caused by free radicals which are scavenged by the antioxidants. The antioxidants are prevents the oxidative stress of the cells. Natural products such as herbals and herbal extracts have reported as antioxidant property but there is no report on antioxidant properties of Cucumis melo var agrestis (CMA). Aim and Objectives: The present study is aimed to that evaluation of in vitro antioxidant activity of hydroalcoholic leaf extract of CMA (HALEC). Methods: The antioxidant activities were evaluated by DPPH assay, ABTS assay, FRAP assay and Phosphomolypdenum assay. Standard quercetin was used for the DPPH radical scavenging assay and ABTS radical scavenging assay and L-Ascorbic acid was used as a standard for FRAP assay and Phosphomolypdenum assay. Results: Our results revealed that HALEC has potent antidioxidant potential and it was compared with the standard quercetin and ascorbic acid. Conclusion: From the results of this research the HALEC has the potent antioxidant potential and further study needed to isolate the active principles.
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