Abstract: Background and Objective: Plants are important sources of biologically active natural products, which differ widely in terms of structure. Halophytes, distributed from coastal regions to inland deserts have traditionally been used for medicinal and nutritional purposes. Living in sub-optimal conditions, these plants synthesize stress associated bioactive molecules, which are still remain largely unexplored. The aim of the present study was to analyze antioxidant properties as well as phytochemical and physicochemical parameters from 2 species of Salvadora. Materials and Methods: The leaf, young stem (YS) and woody stem (WS) of Salvadora oleoides (S. oleoides) and Salvadora persica (S. persica) were collected and extracted individually by cold percolation method using different organic solvents like petroleum ether (PE), ethyl acetate (EA), acetone (AC), methanol (ME) and aqueous (AQ). Different solvent extracts of the both plants were subjected to antioxidant activity and quantitative phytochemical analysis. The qualitative phytochemical and physicochemical analyses were carried out from the crude powder. All the experiments were performed in triplicate and results were presented as mean±SEM. Results: Different solvent extracts of S. persica had higher phenolic content and antioxidant activity as compared to S. oleoides. Conclusion: This study will enable a better understanding as regards the significant correlation between phenolic content and antioxidant activity.
Mital Kaneria, Kalpna Rakholiya, Jagruti Sonagara and Sumitra Chanda, 2017. Comparative Assessment of Antioxidant Activity and Phytochemical Analysis of Facultative Halophyte Salvadora oleoides Decne. and Salvadora persica L.. American Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 7: 102-110.