Phytochemicals are extensively found at different levels in
many medicinal plants. To investigate the phenolic compound content and in
vitroantioxidant activity of hydro-methanolic extract from Prasium majus
L. (Lamiaceae). The present investigation comprises, estimation of total polyphenol,
flavonoid, tannin, in vitro antioxidant assays such as total antioxidant
capacity, DPPH, ABTS, β-carotene and ferric reducing power. P. majus
exhibited 64.25 mg GAE g-1 extract of polyphenol phenol content and
better scavenging activity of DPPH (IC50 = 7.95 μg mL-1),
ABTS●+ (IC50 = 373.78 μg mL-1) and
β-carotene (IC50 = 122.56 μg mL-1). Our results
clearly demonstrated that hydro-methanolic extractP. majus has antioxidant
capacity. Therefore is a valuable source of natural antioxidants.
T.M. Chaouche, F. Haddouchi, R. Ksouri, F. Medini, I.A. EL-Haci, Z. Boucherit, F.Z. Sekkal and F. Atik-Bekara, 2013. Antioxidant Potential of Hydro-methanolic Extract of Prasium majus L:
An in vitro Study. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16: 1318-1323.