Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
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Perera PRD

Perera PRD

Sri Lanka

  • Research Article
    Antiglycation and Antioxidant Activities of a Ready to Serve Herbal Drink of Syzygium Cumini Bark Extract
    Author(s): Perera PRD, Ekanayake S and Ranaweera KKDSPerera PRD, Ekanayake S and Ranaweera KKDS

    Diabetes mellitus is a major public health issue in most countries around the world. About 60% of the world’s population use herbal medicines as a remedy to prevent complications which arise due to glycation of proteins, enhanced by free radical formation. A previous study has proven the antiglycation and antioxidant potentials of Syzygium cumini decoction. The present study attempted to produce a ready to serve herbal drink using a water extract of Syzygium cumini bark. The consumer acceptable formulation selected by a sensory evaluation was investigated for the physical characteristics, microbial stability and antiglycation and antioxidant potentials up to a three months storage period. Antiglycation and antioxidant potentials were determined by Bovian Serum Albumin assay, ABTS and DPPH assay respectively. The overall acceptability of herbal formulation of 20 ml of decoction a.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0412.1000148

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