Author(s): Amirah S, Haniza H. Mohd Zain, Husni I, Nur K. Kassim2, Amin I


DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00319.4   

Address: Amirah S1, Haniza H. Mohd Zain1*, Husni I1, Nur K. Kassim2, Amin I3
1Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia.
2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
3Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 13,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2020

The study was performed to investigate the antioxidant capacities of Peperomia pellucida (L.) collected from two different locations using different solvents extraction. Antioxidant capacity was analyzed by 1, 1-Diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH), ß-carotene bleaching and oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assays. The ability to scavenge free radical in DPPH assay showed that methanol extract of Penang (ground) sample depicted the highest value of 1108 ± 5.568 mg/ml compared to the other samples. In ß-carotene bleaching assay, the ethyl acetate extract of Penang (ground) sample offered the highest percentage of scavenging activity from free radical (86.111%). In ORAC assay, methanol extract of Penang (ground) sample showed the highest value 397.691 µmol of Trolox equivalent/µl. Results between two locations showed no significant difference as compared to the samples from Selangor except for DPPH scavenging assay which depicted a highly significant difference (p<0.05) in Penang. Meanwhile, there was a significant difference (p<0.05) between hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanol extract of DPPH scavenging, ß-carotene bleaching and ORAC assay. Findings showed that ethyl acetate and methanol extracts exhibited a good solvent for antioxidant capacity of P. pellucida. Thus, P. pellucida could be a potential source of antioxidant substance.

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Amirah S, Haniza H. Mohd Zain, Husni I, Nur K. Kassim2, Amin I. In vitro Antioxidant Capacity of Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth Plant from two different locations in Malaysia using different Solvents Extraction. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2020; 13(4):1767-1773. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00319.4

Amirah S, Haniza H. Mohd Zain, Husni I, Nur K. Kassim2, Amin I. In vitro Antioxidant Capacity of Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth Plant from two different locations in Malaysia using different Solvents Extraction. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2020; 13(4):1767-1773. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00319.4   Available on:

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