Journal of Applied Pharmacy

Journal of Applied Pharmacy
Open Access

ISSN: 1920-4159

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S. M. Moazzem Hossen

Department of Pharmacy, University of Chittagong, Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh

  • Research Article   
    Phytochemical Screening and Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Seven wild Mushrooms Growing in University of Chittagong campus
    Author(s): S. M. Moazzem Hossen* and Mohammad Shahadat Hossain

    Objective: This study was undertaken to evaluate the phytochemical constituent and antioxidant activity of seven wild mushrooms of University of Chittagong campus. Methods: Phytochemical screening was performed using standard methods while DPPH radical scavenging assay was used to elucidate the antioxidant effect of eight wild mushrooms of University of Chittagong campus. Results: Results found from the quantitative analysis revealed the presence of alkaloids, glycosides, carbohydrates, steroids, tannins, flavonoids and saponins in the methanol extracts of different mushrooms. Both Ganoderma lucidum and Ganoderma applanatum showed significant (P<0.001) increase in the percentage of scavenging activity at 400 g/ml concentration when compared with ascorbic acid. An increase in the scavenging acti.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/1920-4159.21.13.353

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