International Journal of Plant Sciences and Phytomedicines

ISSN: (2790-4946)
Research Paper
PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF CANNABIS SATIVA L.
Waheeda Mushtaq 22 Downloads
Abstract

Abstract

There are different chemicals in plants as well as also in Cannabis sativa L. The aim is to identify the phytochemical and anti-oxidants that are present in Cannabis. For this study different tests were performed with ethanolic extract of leaves of Cannabis sativa, it is proven that there are number of chemicals, that are present in Cannabis. The highest value of absorbance of total phenolic content is 0.61±0.06 &m

icro;g/ml, highest absorbance value of total flavonoid content is 0.65±0.07 µg/ml and %age inhibition of DPPH radical scavenging activity of leaf extract is 58.1 µg/ml. Our study suggested that leaf of Cannabis sativa are a good source of natural antioxidant.