In vitro Antioxidant Activities of Aqueous and Ethanol Extracts of Mangifera indica Leaf, Stem-Bark and Root-Bark


Pharmacognosy Communications,2018,8,3,119-124.
Published:July 2018
Type:Original Article

In vitro Antioxidant Activities of Aqueous and Ethanol Extracts of Mangifera indica Leaf, Stem-Bark and Root-Bark

Gibson Chimezie Udem1,*, Daniel Dahiru1, Chinedu Casmir Etteh2

1Department of Biochemistry, School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State, NIGERIA.

2Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Imo State University, Owerri, NIGERIA.


Introduction: Mangifera indica is a rampant Nigerian plant with history of application in traditional medicine for the treatment of degenerative diseases by indigenous Nigerians. Methods: The leaf, stem-bark and root-bark of M. indica were screened for phytoconstituents. The dried powdered plant parts were extracted using aqueous and ethanol solvents. The antioxidant activity of the concentrated extracts was determined using the ferric reducing anti-oxidant power (FRAP), 2, 2’-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and thiobarbi-turic acid reactive substance (TBARS) assay methods. Result: The results obtained were analysed statistically by one – way analysis of variance with level of statistical significance taken as pConclusion: The study shows that both the aqueous and ethanol extracts of M. indica could be useful to combat free radical mediated diseases.

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