Short Communication - Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (2021) Volume 4, Issue 4
In vitro phytochemical screening, antioxidant potential and in vivo hepatoprotective and renal protective activity of Amaranthus viridis.
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the antioxidant activity, phytochemical screening, hepatoprotective and renal protective activity of Amaranthus viridis. The leaf, seed and whole plant extracts of these plant were prepared in pure solvent methanol. The Phytochemical tests were performed qualitatively while the antioxidant activity was determined by 2,2-Di-Phenyl- 1-Picrylhydazyl-Hydrate (DPPH) method and the hepato and renal tests were carried out by enzymatic kits method. The study revealed that the methanol extract of seeds of Amaranthus viridis has shown effective antioxidant activity in DPPH assay technique. The study also showed liver and renal protective activity against paracetamol induced liver damage and Aspirin induced renal damage.Author(s): Ranjit Thakur, Rakhi Das, Bijay Kumar Das