Original Research Article I Volume 8 I Issue 1 I 2020

Evaluation of antioxidant activity of the root and leaf extracts of Hemidesmus indicus

Kadudula Prasuna and Yalavarthy Prameela Devi

Biolife, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2020, pp 123-126



Free radicals or highly reactive oxygen species are capable of inducing oxidative damage to human body. Antioxidants are the compounds which terminate the attack of reactive species and reduce the risk of diseases. Hemidesmus indicus is used in treatment of various disorders in humans. The study was conducted to determine the antioxidant properties of Hemidesmus indicus leaf and root extracts in methanol. The antioxidant activity of this medicinal plant was evaluated by measuring reducing ability, free radical scavenging activity by DPPH and ABTS. Hemidesmus indicus roots and leaves exhibited significant antioxidant values. The methanolic crude extracts of whole leaf powder of Hemidesmus indicus exhibited significantly higher antioxidant activity than the root of Hemidesmus indicus. It can be concluded from the study that Hemidesmus indicus can be used in treatment of disorders caused by free radical damage.


Hemieismus indicus DPPH, free radical scavenging activity, antioxidant activity, reducing ability.


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Article Dates:

Received: 7 January 2019; Accepted: 28 February 2019; Published: 6 March 2020

How To Cite:

Kadudula Prasuna, & Yalavarthy Prameela Devi. (2022). Evaluation of antioxidant activity of the root and leaf extracts of Hemidesmus indicus. Biolife, 5(1), 123–126. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7360853

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