International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 10 (2013) pp. 534-536
DPPH Free Radical Scavenging Activity of the Extracts of the Aquatic Fern
Marsilea quadrifolia Linn
T. Mathangi1*and P.Prabhakaran2
1Department of Microbiology, PRIST University, Thanjavur, India
2Department of Microbiology, Shrimad Aandavar college, Thiruchirappalli, India
*Corresponding author
Antioxidants are the substances which inhibit oxidation, which have the ability to
remove the potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism. Many
phytochemicals present in the plants are able to reduce or prevent the oxidative
damage to the human cells which can cause even cancer in humans. It is highly
vital to know about the antioxidant activities of each plant and the phytocompounds
responsible for that. In this study, the DPPH free radical scavenging activity of the
extracts of Marsilea quadrifolia is analysed.
Antioxidants;M. quadrifolia;DPPHactivity;BHT