Author(s): K. Sridevi, K. Ravishankar* and P. Priya Bhandhavi
The present study deals with an antioxidant potential of ethanolic seed extract of Millettia Pinnata(Fabaceae) and ethanolic leaf extract of Basella alba(Basellaceae). The ethanolic seed extract of Millettia Pinnata and leaf extractBasella alba were investigated employing three different establishedinvitro methods, free radical scavenging activity using 2,2-di phenyl-1-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH), reducing power assay, and Phosphomolybdenum assay. The results of the assays were compared with reference standard Gallicacid. The ethanolic seed and leaf extracts are good source of compounds with antioxidant properties and the both extracts exhibited significant free radical scavenging activity, reducing power activity and antioxidant activity.