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  • Inventi:ppa/25756/18
    PHYTOPROFILING, SPECTRAL ANALYSIS AND IN-VITRO ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY ACTIVITY OF COCONUT SHEATH SCALES
    Deepthi N R, Hemand Aravind*

    Cocos nucifera commonly known as coconut palm belongs to family Arecaceae is one of the most widely used palm species all over the world with a tag of most useful tree. Medicinal importance of coconut water and traditional uses of its virgin oil are already recognized and popularised. A nutritional drink ‘Neera’ extracted from coconut emerged as one of the most trusted nutritional drink and several studies emphasis its nutraceutical and medicinal values. Phyto-profilings were conducted with phytochemical assays, HPLC and H-NMR analysis. In-vitro antioxidant and anti-inflammatory investigations were carried out with the help of DPPH assays, protein denaturation and proteinase inhibitory scheme. The acetone extract showed the presence of various phytocompounds and exhibit good antioxidant activity against DPPH radical with an IC50 value of 51.48 μg/ml and anti-inflammatory property against protein denaturation activity and proteinase inhibitory action. The 1H-NMR spectrum and specific peaks at 253 nm of HPLC profile revealed the presence of phenolic groups. In this study, researchers authentically established the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory property of acetone extract of sheath scales a less noticeable part of coconut. This work is considered to be the very first report on anti-inflammatory and antioxidant importance of coconut sheet scales.

    How to Cite this Article
    Deepthi N R, Hemand Aravind. Phytoprofiling, Spectral Analysis and In-Vitro Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Coconut Sheath Scales. Inventi Impact: Planta Activa, 2018(4):188-191, 2018.
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