Author(s): DS. Chumbhale*, MJ. Chavan and CD. Upasani
The present study was designed to evaluate the antioxidant potential of Millingtonia hortensis Linn. (M. hortensis) is an important medicinal tree in Indian traditional system of medicine. In this study, the various extract of stems of M. hortensis was investigated by qualitative preliminary phytochemical test and designed to screen antioxidant potential of various extracts of M. hortensis stems by determining Nitric oxide (NO) radical, Superoxide (SO) radical, Hydrogen peroxide (OH) radical scavenging and anti-lipid peroxidation activity. Ascorbic acid was used as a standard drug. Present study revealed that M. hortensis stems have significant antioxidant potential when compared with standard. Our finding suggested that among comparative significance of various extracts, the methanolic extract of M. hortensis stems having better efficacy and significant activity. The present study enlighten the antioxidant potential of this plant and also helps to support the traditional medicinal claim and believes of this plant in therapeutics and highlighted profound potential of M. hortensis stems to be investigated for bioactive compounds responsible for antioxidant effect for their antioxidant activity.