The present study was carried out to evaluate the antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of unexploited plant, Boerhaavia diffusa indigenous to India. Different concentrations of the ethanolic whole-plant extracts (1000, 500, 250, 125, 50, 25, 12.5 μg/ml) were subjected to 1,1-diphenyl -2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging, reducing power activity and cytotoxic study against vero cell lines. The maximum DPPH radical scavenging potential was found to be 93% at 1000 μg/ml with IC50 (Inhibitory Concentration) value being 49.95±1.15 μg/ml. The maximum reducing power of the extract at 700nm was found to be 0.997±0.081 at 1000 μg/ml. The inhibition percentage with regard to cytotoxicity was found to be 89 % at 1000 μg/ml with IC50 value of 50+0.03 μg/ml.
Teepica, Priya Darsini D.; Sasikumar, J. M.; and Kulandhaivel, M.
"In Vitro Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Analysis of Boerhaavia diffusa Linn.,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2009
, Article 34.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss1/34