In vitro antioxidant activities of Solanum surattense leaf extract

Sridevi Muruhan, Senthil Selvaraj, Pugalendi Kodukkur Viswanathan

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Objective: To evaluate the antioxidant activity of alcoholic leaf-extract of Solanum surattense (Solanaceae) (S. surattense). Methods: Leaf extract were tested for in vitro free radical scavenging assays, such as hydroxyl radical and hydrogen peroxide, inhibition of superoxide anion radical and 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picryl hydrazyl radical (DPPH), total antioxidant activity and reducing ability. Further, total phenolic content of S. surattense was analyzed. Results: S. surattense extract effectively scavenged free radicals at all different concentrations and showed its potent antioxidant activity. Further, these effects were in a dose dependent manner. Results were compared to standard antioxidants such as butylated hydroxytoluene, ascorbic acid and α-tocopherol. Conclusions: S. surattense have strong antioxidant potential. Further the study validates the therapeutic benefits of the Indian system of medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-34
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013



  • Antioxidant
  • DPPH
  • Lipid peroxidation
  • Solanum surattense

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)

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