Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compound, rutin in cardiospermum halicacabum leaves.

Department of Biochemistry, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore-641 029, Tamilnadu, India.
Ancient science of life 10/2005; 25(2):47-9.
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT C.halicacabum is wide spread in tropical and sub-tropical Asia and Africa. Our laboratory results showed crude ethanolic extract of this plant exerted anti-inflammatory activity in chronic inflammatory models. In this present study, we tried to investigate the presence of anti-inflammatory compound in this extract.

  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the antioxidant potential of porridges (kola kenda) made incorporating herbs. Experimental study. Main outcome measures Total phenolic content was estimated by Folin Ciocalteau method (GAEmg/g(FW) and the antioxidant potential by ABTS free radical scavenging activity (TEAC(μg)/100g (FW). Total phenolics and antioxidant potentials of porridges ranged from 5-73 TEAC(μg) /100g and 0.9- 34.2 GAEg/100g respectively. Significantly high (p ≤0.05) total phenolic contents were observed in C. auriculata ("Ranawara") [342 GAE mg/g (FW)] and in M. koenigii ("Karapincha") [199 GAEmg/g(FW)]. The highest antioxidant effect was in C. auriculata ("Ranawara") [73 TEAC(μg)/100g(FW)] followed by M. koenigi ("Karapincha") [26 TEAC(μg)/100g (FW)] and C. ternatea ("Ela Katarolu") [24 TEAC(μg)/100g (FW)]. Lowest antioxidant effect was in porridges made with rice and coconut milk both of which had comparable values. A positive correlation (correlation coefficient > 0.8) between total phenolics and the antioxidant potential was observed for all porridges except for Asparagus racemosus (Haathawariya) porridge which had a high antioxidant potential with a low phenolic content. This study provides evidence that green leafy porridges are a good source of antioxidants in addition to their reported low glycaemic indices.
    Ceylon Medical Journal 03/2014; 59(1):4-8.


Available from