Author(s): Sekar Ganesan1, Senthil Kumar Natesan
The present study was designed to evaluate the in-vitro antioxidant potential of various extract of Ensete superbum. The total phenolic and flavonoids content was determined in the ethanolic and aqueous extract. The plant extracts exhibited strong antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity on DPPH free radical, ABTS radical cation, scavenging of hydrogen peroxide, hydroxyl radical and superoxide radical. The antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities of the extracts were comparing to standard ascorbic acid. The extracts had good phenolic and flavonoid content. The result of present study is used to suggest a potential utility of the plant as a source of phenolic antioxidants and may provide leads in the ongoing research for natural antioxidants from Indian medicinal plants to be used in treating diseases related to free radical mediated reactions.