Free Radical Scavenging and Antibacterial Activities of Amrycard Powder (A Ayurvedic Formulation)

Khan, Saleemulla (2009) Free Radical Scavenging and Antibacterial Activities of Amrycard Powder (A Ayurvedic Formulation). European Bulletin of Drug Research, 17. pp. 5-12.

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Free radicals are implicated for more than eighty diseases including diabetes mellitus, arthri- tis, cancer, ageing, etc. in treatment of theses dis- eases; antioxidant therapy has gained an utmost importance. Current research is now directed to- wards finding naturally occurring antioxidant of herbal drugs. Antioxidant activity of methanol e-xtract of Amrycard powder was evaluated by using Phosphomolybdenum assay, DPPH radical sca- venging assay, superoxide radical scavenging as-say and ABTS assay. The total phenolic, total tan-nins, and total flavonoids content were determined. Antibacterial activity was also studied against Ba-cillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus au-reus and staphylococcus by using cup-plate me-thod. Erythromycin was used as standard antibac-terial agent 1.The methanol extract was diluted into different concentration (1,2, 4, 6, 8, 10 mg/l00 μl)with DMSO. The results of the study revealed that,the Amrycard powder exhibited significant antibac-terial activity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amrycard powder; Antioxidant activity; DPPH; Antibacterial activity; Erythromycin
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacognosy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2013 04:32
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2013 04:32

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