Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (2018-12-01)

IN VITRO ANTIOXYDANT ACTIVITY AND TOTAL PHENOLIC CONTENT OF EXTRACTS FROM THE ENDEMIC ARGANIA SPINOSA (L.) SKEELS FROM ALGERIAN SAHARA

  • A. Oughilas,
  • A. Cheriti,
  • H. Reddy Kandappa,
  • P. Govender

DOI
https://doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v11i1.34
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 11, no. 1

Abstract

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The BuOH fractions prepared from 80% MeOH extract of the leaves from the endemic Saharan tree Argania spinosa (L.) Skeels exhibited the most potent antioxidant capacity ( IC50 = 2.41 ± 0.38 mg/mL for DPPH and 7.95 ± 0.54 mg/mL for superoxide anion radical), compared to the EtOAc and CHCl3 fractions. The results showed that BuOH extract fraction exhibited a strong antioxidant activity and had the most potent scavenging abilities which may be correlated to the presence of Phenolic compounds.

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