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Study of Antioxidant Activity of Chlorophyll From Some Medicinal Plants

Durga devi.M, Banu.N

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Chlorophyll is a chlorine pigment, which is structurally similar to and produced through the same metabolic pathway as other porphyrin pigments such as heme. At the center of the chlorin ring is a magnesium ion. In the present study, the chlorophyll was extracted from the leaves of some medicinal plants and characterized under UV-Visible spectroscopy. The Antioxidant activity from the extraction of chlorophyll from medicinal plants were studied. Chlorophyll extracts from the following plants were utilized: Phyllanthus amarus, Adhatoda vasica, Tridax procumbens, Calotropis gigantea, Phyllanthus emblica L., Gymnema sylvestre, Catharanthus roseus and Psoralea corylifolio. The antioxidant activity of chlorophyll extract from the above medicinal plants were tested and results shows the high potential activity in Phyllanthus emblica L.

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