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Abstract
Journal of Applied and Natural Science 3(1):78-81(2011)
Evaluation of antioxidant activity of flower and seed oil of Azadirachta indicaA. juss
Gayatri Nahak and R.K. Sahu*
Department of Botany, B.J.B. Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar (Orissa), INDIA
*Corresponding author. E-mail: sahurajani@yahoo.co.in
Abstract : The present study on evaluation of antioxidant activity of the flowers and seed oil of Neem plant Azardirachta indicaA. Juss revealed that the ethanolic extract of flowers and seed oil at 200 µg/ml producing the highest free radical scavenging activity i.e. 64.17±0.02% and 66.34±0.06% respectively. The Neem oil has the highest amount of total phenol content (132 µg/ml) which is responsible for highest percentage of inhibition of DPPH radical. In conclusion Neem flower and seed oil have potential for use in human health which is used as food by common people and in diabetes and Neem seed oil is widely used for variety of diseases and also antioxidant potential for use in different pharmaceutical industries.

Keywords : Neem oil, Flower, Antioxidant activity, DPPH scavenging assay
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