In vitro Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Studies on Bark, Wood and Fruits of Terminalia catappa L.

P Venkatalakshmi, P Brindha, Vadivel Vellingiri


The present study was carried out to study the in vitro antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of bark, wood and fruits of Terminalia catappa. In vitro antioxidant studies were performed using DPPH assay and lipid peroxidation assay. In vitro anti-inflammatory studies were also performed in the aqueous extracts using protease inhibition, membrane stabilization and protein denaturation inhibition assays. Aqueous extract of bark has shown maximum antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities when compared to that of wood and fruits. The results of the present study clearly revealed the dose dependent activities of all the parts selected. The present study showed in vitro antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities which scientifically proved the ethnomedicinal claim of the selected plant drugs.


Terminalia catappa L.; Antioxidant; Anti-inflammatory

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