International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies
Volume 2, Issue 6, 2022
Antioxidant, Antibacterial and Sun Protection activity of Centella asiatica Leaves Extract
Author(s): Abhinay Kumar Dwivedi, S Nayak
Centella asiatica described as an important medicinal herb used from ancient time to relieve various symptoms. The leaves extract of the plant has been evaluated for antioxidant, antibacterial and sun protection potential by DPPH radical scavenging method, well diffusion method and in vitro SPF potential determined by UV-VIS Spectrophotometer respectively. DPPH radical scavenging activity of Centella asiatica extracts conferred percent inhibition 77.15%, the antibacterial activity has shown maximum zone of inhibition of 9.65 mm against S. aureus and 13.66 mm against E. coli at 2% concentration. The significant sun protection efficiency was found with the SPF value of 1.275, 1.461, 1.582 against 40 μg/mL, 50μg/mL and 60μg/mL respectively. Centella asiatica leaves extract given satisfactory results on the parameter tested and could be used for its anti-ageing, antibacterial and antioxidant potential in pharmaceutical preparations.
Keywords: Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Sun protection factor, Centella asiatica, SPF
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