Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part A (2018)
Determination of the phytochemical ingredients and antioxidative potential of hydromethanolic extract of Asparagus racemosus Willd
Author(s): Anupsingh Vijaysingh Thakur, Tanuj Kumar Ambwani, AH Ahmad, Dharmendra Singh Rawat and Sonu Ambwani
Abstract: Asparagus racemosus is considered as an important medicinal plant of India. In the present study fifty percent hydromethanolic extract of roots of Asparagus racemosus (ARE) was prepared and analyzed for presence of various phytoconstituents in ARE employing different biochemical qualitative tests and GC-MS analysis. It was further explored for its antioxidative potential through hydrogen peroxide scavenging assay. Biochemical tests confirmed presence of various phytochemicals viz., resins, tannins, Saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids, glycosides, etc. GC-MS analysis showed presence of thirty compounds. Major phyto-constituent predicted in Asparagus racemosus is Di-n-octyl phthalate (89.58%) upon comparison with NIST and WELLY library. The present study indicated anti-oxidative property of ARE. The percent H2O2 scavenging activity of ARE was found to be 25.41%. Thus it could be concluded that ARE displayed presence of various phytoconstituents which could be responsible for its antioxidative potential.
How to cite this article:
Anupsingh Vijaysingh Thakur, Tanuj Kumar Ambwani, AH Ahmad, Dharmendra Singh Rawat and Sonu Ambwani. Determination of the phytochemical ingredients and antioxidative potential of hydromethanolic extract of Asparagus racemosus Willd. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2018; 6(2): 39-43.