Biochemical studies on protein, phenolic contents and antioxidant activities of Sida cordifolia extracts
The study aimed to characterize the antioxidant properties regarding the Sida cordifolia with special reference to its detailed biochemical analysis. The study revealed that chlorophyll A (0.9 ± 0.3 mg/g), total chlorophyll content (3.0 ± 0.7 mg/g), total carotenoid content (0.3 ± 0.1 mg/g), total soluble proteins (7.5 ± 0.1 mg/g), and total phenolic contents (5.6 ± 1.3 mg/g) were found highest in flower tissue of S. cordifolia. However, peroxidase (POD) contents (118 ± 31 units/g), superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity (64 ± 1.5 units/g) were maximum in the leaf tissues, while catalase (CAT) contents (133 ± 25 units/g), ascorbate peroxidase (APX) contents (145 ± 44 units/g) were also found more in the flowers of S. cordifolia rather than other parts. Our results conclude that leaves, stem, flower of S. cordifolia could be exploited in pharmacology due to presence of different antioxidants reflected in flower and leaf extract make them potent and profound therapeutic agents.
KEY WORDS: Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Phenolics, Antioxidant, Sida cordifolia
Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2020, 34(2), 427-434