Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology

Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9029

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Investigation of Antioxidant Activity in Mimusops elengi

Syeda Shaista Gillani and Dure Shahwar

Mimusops elengi is an ornamental plant, famous for its fragrant flowers. Its bark and fruit are astringent in nature. The different parts of the plants are frequently used in medicine. The extracts of fruits, bark and leaves were studied presently. The extract of fruit and bark confirmed the presence of both hydrolysable and condensed tannins. The crude and purified fractions of the fruit and bark was subjected to the antioxidant and antifungal activity by using simple Thiocyanate and agar diffusion method respectively. The tannins present in the fruit especially shows marvelous antioxidant activity which was not reported before.