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ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF CHRYSOPHYLLUM ALBIDUM LEAVES, FRUITS, AND SEEDS

George Olajide A, Adenipekun Eyitayo O, Fasogbon Samuel Ayobami, Oparanozie  Jude A.

ABSTRACT: Background: Chrysophyllum  albidum is a medicinal plant that belong to the Sapotaceae family. The study was carried out to determine the antioxidant activities on the leaves, seed, and fruits of Chrysophyllum albidum. Materials and Method: The fruits, leaves and seed of Chrysophyllum albidum were extracted with distilled water, Seaman’s Schnapps, Methanol and Petroleum ether using cold extraction. The antioxidant screening of the leaf extracts was done with 1-1-diphenyl- 1-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH). Result and Discussion: Antioxidant screening of the Chrysophyllum albidum with DPPH was positive indicating the presence of free radical scavenging molecules. Conclusion: Chrysophyllum albidum aqueous leaves extract can be developed and use as an antioxidant.

KEYWORDS: Chrysophyllum albidum, Antioxidant, DPPH, Extracts.

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