In the present study, the aqueous and alcoholic extract of Pithecellobium dulce leaves were evaluated for radical scavenging activity using reducing power assay method. Aqueous extract showed potent free radical scavenging activity, than alcohol extract. The observed activity could be due to higher phenolic content in the extracts (0.2171& 0.2042 mg/g in aqueous and alcohol extract respectively). HPTLC fingerprint profile of the ethanol and aqueous extracts were developed which would serve as reference standard for quality control of these extracts
Sugumaran, M.; Vetrichelvan, T.; and Quine, S. Darlin
"Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Folklore: Pithecellobium dulce Benth. Leaves,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 54.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/54