Evaluation of the free-radical scavenging and antioxidant activities of Chilauni, Schima wallichii Korth in vitro

K Lalhminghlui, Ganesh Chandra Jagetia
  • Future Science OA, January 2018, Future Science
  • DOI: 10.4155/fsoa-2017-0086

Free radical scavenging and antioxidant activities of Schima wallichii

What is it about?

Free radicals induce several health disorders including cancer and their excess generation needs to be controlled. Our study demonstrates that Schima wallchii scavenged DPPH, hydroxyl, superoxide, nitric oxide, ABTS free radicals and FRAP in a concentration dependent manner. It may be one of the agents to mitigate the excess free radical generation and ward of against free radical induced inflammation and diseases.

Why is it important?

The free radicals are necessary to carry out various physiological functions in the body however, their excess production may lead to different health disorders due to triggering of inflammatory cascade. Threrefore it is necessary to neutralize excess freer radicals to keep on healthy


Mizoram University

The plants have been existing since the advent of human history. They have provided various medicines for human healthcare. We were interested to know about the free radical scavenging ability of Schima wallichi, which may be useful for human healthcare.

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