In Vitro Antioxidant and Anthelmintic Activity on Luffa cylindrica Leaf Extracts

Atul Tripathi, Manisha Tandon, Amol Chandekar, Nilam Soni, Neeraj Upmanyu

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The antioxidant and anthelmintic activities of Luffa cylindrica leaf extracts in ethanol, methanol, and chloroform were investigated. The antioxidant activity was determined by 2,2-diphenyl-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and superoxide scavenging assay; the anthelmintic activity was tested against the Indian earthworm (Pheretima posthuma). The methanolic and chloroform leaf extracts showed in vitro antioxidant activity comparable to the standard antioxidant (ascorbic acid); the anthelmintic activities of the ethanolic extract was comparable with the standard drug mebendazole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-355
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • DPPH
  • Free radicals
  • anthelmintic activity
  • antiradical activity
  • superoxide scavenging assay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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