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Table 2 Free radical scavenging and antioxidant capacity of extract and fractions of N. jatamansi

From: Evaluation of antioxidant and anticancer activity of extract and fractions of Nardostachys jatamansi DC in breast carcinoma

Extract/fraction DPPH scavenging ABTS scavenging Nitric oxide scavenging Iron chelation Total antioxidant capacityg
IC50(μg/mL)
NJM 314.05 ± 5.76a 102.51 ± 4.36a 477.37 ± 9.41a 40.06 ± 0.37a 270.00 ± 6.12a
NJPE >1000 >1000 NA 78.32 ± 1.03b 163.70 ± 1.48b
NJDE 236.45 ± 6.33b 111.73 ± 4.67a 260.37 ± 5.00b 21.63 ± 0.78c 448.15 ± 1.34c
NJEA 99.17 ± 3.76c 82.10 ± 1.70b 144.23 ± 8.30c 8.51 ± 1.03d 680.74 ± 1.34d
NJAQ 334.95 ± 0.94a 108.40 ± 3.59a 194.43 ± 8.54d 190.15 ± 0.53e 37.04 ± 0.37e
Ascorbic acid 7.12 ± 0.31d 2.05 ± 0.28c - 1.19 ± 0.01f -
Curcumin - - 21.59 ± 0.98e - -
  1. All the values are expressed as mean ± SEM (n = 3). NA: Not active.
  2. a-fColumn wise values with different superscripts of this type indicate significant difference (P < 0.05).
  3. gTotal antioxidant capacity expressed as μg ascorbic acid equivalents/mg extract.