IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANTAND UV PROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF YELLOW FLOWERS OF TECOMA STANS L Juss.

Title: IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANTAND UV PROTECTIVE ACTIVITY OF YELLOW FLOWERS OF TECOMA STANS L Juss.

Author(s): Rutuja Sabne, Vijay Sawant, Sandeep B.Patil and Nilofar S. Naikwade

ABSTRACT

The present study was designed to study Antioxidant and UV protective activity of Tecoma stans (L.) Juss. (Bignoniaceae)   is one of the well-known ornamental plant for its therapeutic values in traditional medicine.

Hydroalchoholic extract of flowers containing flavonoid showed sunscreen activity. The sunscreen activities of extract could be related to the free radical scavenging properties of polyphenol compounds in the extracts incorporated in it. The method is performed by UV –visible spectrophotometry in the range of 200-400nm. Result of the extracts showed maximum absorbance at 211nm.

KEYWORDS: Tecoma stans (L.) Juss, Antioxidant, UV protective activity

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