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Table 3 Pre and post-treatment of catalase and superoxide dismutase activity of herbal extracts

From: Detection of antibacterial activities of Miswak, Kalonji and Aloe vera against oral pathogens & anti-proliferative activity against cancer cell line

Assay Extract Pre-treatment Post-treatment P value
Catalase (CAT) Control 0.19 0.43 S*
EK 1.3 0.14 S*
PK 1.5 0.15 S*
WK 1.1 0.22 S*
EM 0.54 0.18 NS
PM 0.96 0.42 NS
WM 0.37 0.17 NS
EA 0.62 0.26 S*
PA 0.41 0.18 S*
WA 0.32 0.16 S*
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) Control 0.19 0.28 S*
EK 1.9 0.68 NS
PK 2.7 0.69 NS
WK 1.6 0.91 NS
EM 1.1 0.91 S*
PM 2.6 1.6 NS
WM 0.96 0.73 S*
EA 1.2 1.1 S*
PA 1.2 0.90 S*
WA 0.93 0.91 S*
  1. Ethanol Kalonji (EK), Petroleum ether Kalonji (PK), Water Kalonji (WK), Ethanol Miswak (EM), Petroleum ether Miswak (PM), Water Miswak (WM), Ethanol Aloe vera (EA), Petroleum ether Aloe vera (PA) and Water Aloe vera (WA). Values represented as absorbance at 240 nm for Catalase assay and at 560 nm for Superoxide dismutase respectively. “NS” non-significant and “S” significant. Values were considered significant at P ≤ 0.05.
  2. S* :Significant