2017 : Antioxidant activity of Syzygium polynthum extracts

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


Abstract

Antioxidant activities of Syzygium polyanthum Wight leaves extracts (methanol, ethyl acetate, dichloromethane, and hexane) were evaluated by using DPPH (2, 2-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl hydrate) and ABTS (2, 2’-azinobis (3-ethylbenzothiazole-6-sulfonic acid) methods. The methanol extract showed the highest antioxidant activity of DPPH assay among extracts with IC 50 value of 55.2 mg/ml. In addition, methanol extract also showed the highest antioxidant activity of ABTS assay among extracts with IC 50 value of 17.41 mg/ml. It indicated that methanol extract of S. polyanthum Wight leaves potential for antioxidant.