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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 469-475

Phytochemical Analysis and Anti-Oxidant Activity of Gold Nanoparticles Synthesizing Plant - Silybum marianum
D. Kosalai and M. Chandran*
Department of Zoology, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, India
*Corresponding author

The use of nanoparticle in the field of medicine is increasing in the present world of technology. That too, green synthesis of nanoparticle has attracted scientist as a safe, easy and cheap mode of nanoparticle production in the developing and also in developed countries. In the present study, the gold nanoparticles were synthesized using the medicinal plant Silybum marianum. It is used from the ancient period for treating several liver disorders. The plant has been tested for its phytochemical constituents using standard procedures and was found to have flavonoids, alkaloids and anthocyanins. The synthesized gold nanoparticles was tested for its anti-oxidant activity using several assays such as DPPH free radical scavenging assay, Superoxide free radical scavenging activity, Anti-lipid peroxidation assay and Hydrogen Peroxidase scavenging activity. The antioxidant activity result showed that the extract of Silybum marianum has notable effect on suppressing oxidation and thus oxidants.

Keywords: Anti-oxidant,Gold nanoparticles, Silybum marianum.

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Kosalai, D., and Chandran, M. 2016. Phytochemical Analysis and Anti-Oxidant Activity of Gold Nanoparticles Synthesizing Plant - Silybum marianum.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 469-475. doi:
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