Potential Antioxidant Activities of Aqueous Acetone Extract from Leucaena Leucocephala Leaves

Author

Abd.Rashid L., Mohd. Radzi A., Juliza M., Rasadah M.A., Ahmad Shukri A. & Vimala S.
Medicinal Plants Programme, Forest Biotechnology Division, Forest Reseach Institute Malaysia, 52109 Kepong, Selangor
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Language

English

Title

Potential Antioxidant Activities of Aqueous Acetone Extract from Leucaena Leucocephala Leaves

Proceeding

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS 2008)

Date

21st October - 22nd October 2008

Place Held

The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

Leucaena Ieucoccphaia (Lam.) de Wit or locally known as ‘petai belalang’ is a very free-seedling, colonising plant which has naturalized itself in many areas including the United States of America, Africa, Australia and very common in South East Asia. In the current study, aqueous acetone extract and condensed tannin (proanthocyanidin) fraction from L. leucocephala leaves as well as standard (+) cathecin (part of building unit of condensed tannin) were tested for their antioxidant activities. The antioxidant activities, measured by the DPPH and superoxide superoxide scavenging assays. The observed results indicated that aqueous acetone extract and condensed tannin fraction showed strong DPPH and superoxide radical scavenging activities.

Keywords

Leucaena leucocephala condensed Tannin; antioxidant activity DPPH radical scavenging

Session

Poster Abstracts

Topic

Think Global, Act Local: A New Paradigm In Malaysian Herbal Industry (Prof. Emeritus Dr. Abdul Latif Ibrahim-UNISEL)