Abstract: The antioxidative potential of different solvent extracts of Hibiscus furcatus flowers were evaluated using 1,1-Diphenyl-2-Picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2, 2'-Azino-Bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-Sulphonic acid) (ABTS), superoxide radical, hydroxyl radical, nitric oxide radical scavenging activities and lipid peroxidation inhibition assay. Among those solvent extracts, ethyl acetate extract of H. furcatus exhibited highest level of antioxidant activities. The ethyl acetate extract also inhibited H2O2 mediated haemolysis and lipid peroxidation in human RBC.
P.V. Fijesh, V.K. Jaimsha Rani, V.R. Vineesh and Jose Padikkala, 2010. Antioxidant Activities of Hibiscus furcatus Roxb. ex DC. Extracts. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 5: 269-274.