DPPH assay is one of the easiest,
quickest and most economical tests for the determination of antioxidant and
free radical scavenging activity of plant extracts. Although this test alone is
sufficient enough to establish the antioxidant value of plants however, some
scientists perform additional tests to strengthen the results .
Natural products are one of the best
sources of antioxidants. These antioxidants not only prevent our body from
harmful free radicals but also prevent different food products and
pharmaceuticals from getting spoiled. The present study proves the presence of
high antioxidant activity in the two plants and therefore their beneficial role
as therapeutic agents for the first time. Further studies may be carried out
for detailed extract characterization and isolation of compounds responsible
for the biological activity.
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