Natural products as effective free radical scavengers

Sudhakar, GK and Pai, Aravinda and Lobo, Richard and Kamath, Venkatesh (2013) Natural products as effective free radical scavengers. Mintage journal of Pharmaceutical & Medical Sciences, 2 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2320 - 3315

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Abstract

Objectives: To review natural products possessing antioxidant activity and correlate them with their pharmacological activity. Materials and Methods: The information was gathered from standard journals, text books and short articles published by reputed journals and publishers. Results: The results shows that all the 13 compounds selected were very good free radical scavengers with diverse pharmacological activity. Even though molecular mechanisms are different for different compounds, free radical scavenging can be a marker for a natural product with which we can get a glimpse of possible pharmacological activity. Conclusion: At present only a few natural products are explored for their antioxidant activity. With the background of established products, a paradigmic shift is required in the natural product research. This will create newer opportunities for the young researchers. The possible toxicity of synthetic drugs can be overcome by using plant products.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antioxidant; free radicals; scavengers; natural products.
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacognosy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2014 04:10
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2014 04:10
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138207

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