Antioxidant Properties and Vitamin Profile of Hyptis verticillata Cultivated in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Antioxidant Properties and Vitamin Profile of Hyptis verticillata Cultivated in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

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Author(s): Egbung Godwin Eneji, Atangwho Item Justin, Anosike Chikaodili

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.1368 174 502 53-57 Volume 6 - Aug 2017

Abstract

The present study investigated the antioxidant properties as well the vitamin composition of the leaves of Hyptis verticillata cultivated in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. The antioxidant activity of H. verticillata leaves indicated high catalase concentration (0.04±0.01M) and low levels of reduced glutathione,superoxide dismutase and malondialdehyde while the concentration of vitamins showed high concentration of vitamin C (2.63±0.12mg/100ml) with low concentrations of beta-carotene and vitamin E (at 3.0 x 10-3 ±0.08mg/100ml and 0.05±8.1 x 10-4mg/100ml) respectively. We therefore, suggests that the consumption of leaves of H. verticillata in form of infusion could serve as a potential source of locally available antioxidants.

Keywords

Antioxidants, Hyptis verticillata, vitamins and infusion

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