Antioxidant Activity and Total Phenolic Content of Moringa oleifera Leaves in Two Stages of Maturity

  title={Antioxidant Activity and Total Phenolic Content of Moringa oleifera Leaves in Two Stages of Maturity},
  author={Souparnika Sreelatha and Palghat Raghunathan Padma},
  journal={Plant Foods for Human Nutrition},
Antioxidants play an important role in inhibiting and scavenging free radicals, thus providing protection to human against infections and degenerative diseases. Current research is now directed towards natural antioxidants originated from plants due to safe therapeutics. Moringa oleifera is used in Indian traditional medicine for a wide range of various ailments. To understand the mechanism of pharmacological actions, antioxidant properties of the Moringa oleifera leaf extracts were tested in… 
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