2016 : Antioxidant activity of Moringa oleifera extracts

Prof. Dr. Taslim Ersam MS.
Sri Fatmawati S.Si., M.Sc., Ph.D.


Moringa oleifera have been evaluated for its antioxidant activity. M. oleifera leaves were extracted with methanol, ethyl acetate, dichloromethane and n-hexane. The antioxidant activity of extracts were evaluated by 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging activity assay and an improved 2, 2’-azino-bis-[3-ethylbenzothiazoline sulphonate](ABTS) radical cation decolorization assay in vitro. Trolox was used as standard with IC 50 5.89 μg/mL in DPPH assay and 3.06 μg/mL in ABTS assay. The methanol extract showed the highest free radical scavenging activity with IC 50 value of 49.30 μg/mL in DPPH assay and 11.73 μg/mL in ABTS assay. This study provided that M. oleifera leaves possess antioxidant.