Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 268--272

A preliminary study on the in vitro antioxidant activity of the stems of Opuntia vulgaris


Dilipkumar Pal1, Sanmoy Mitra2 
1 College of Pharmacy, Institute of Foreign Trade and Management (IFTM), Lodhipur Rajput, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jharpokharia, Mayurbhanj, Orissa, India

Correspondence Address:
Dilipkumar Pal
College of Pharmacy, Institute of Foreign Trade and Management (IFTM), Lodhipur Rajput, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
India

The in vitro antioxidant activity of stems of Opuntia vulgaris Mill had been investigated by estimating degree of non-enzymatic haemoglobin glycosylation measured colorimetrically at 520 urn. It was found that benzene and chloroform extract of O. vulgaris had better antioxidant activity than petroleum ether, ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous extract. The antioxidant activity of the extracts was concentration dependent and comparable to that of D-α- tocopherol (vitamin E) and ascorbic acid (vitamin C), standard antioxidant compounds used.


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Pal D, Mitra S. A preliminary study on the in vitro antioxidant activity of the stems of Opuntia vulgaris.J Adv Pharm Technol Res 2010;1:268-272


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Pal D, Mitra S. A preliminary study on the in vitro antioxidant activity of the stems of Opuntia vulgaris. J Adv Pharm Technol Res [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Feb 26 ];1:268-272
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