Planta Med 2011; 77 - PF65
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1282453

Antioxidant activity of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Ait.) Hassk. of Terengganu coastal area

A Afnani 1, A Abdul Manaf 1
  • 1Faculty of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, Malaysia

Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Ait.) Hassk. has shown interesting capability to scavenge free radicals and hydrogen peroxide as well as play effective role inhibition of lipid peroxidation. Results of DPPH scavenging assay shows the IC50 of 30µg/mL and the 80% maximum inhibition at the concentration of 100µg/mL. The 50% inhibition against hydrogen peroxide is at the concentration of 0.17µg/mL and the maximum inhibition of 98% at the concentration of 0.25µg/mL. FTC and TBA assay shows the 77.11% and 95.88% inhibition, respectively.

Acknowledgement: The authors are thankful to the Faculty of Agricultural and Biotechnology, University of Sultan Zainal Abidin for the funding and research facilities