SCREENING OF PHYTOCHEMICALS AND BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS IN PUNICA GRANATUM PEEL TO EVALUATE ITS HEMATOLOGICAL POTENTIAL
Pomegranate has been found to have ethnomedical history and is a rich reservoir of phytochemicals. The present study was carried out for phytochemical analysis in the hydroalcoholic pomegranate peel extracts. Presently phytochemical analysis and analysis of bioactive compounds are done, the pomegranate peel extracts are found to have carbohydrates, alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids, tannic acids and phenolic compounds. The antioxidant activity, DPPH free radical scavenging activity, nitric oxide radical scavenging activity was analyzed. For good health the quality of blood should be maintained and for this antioxidants may be the key so as to protect the blood from oxidative stress. Thus from the present study it is concluded that pomegranate peel is a rich source of phytochemicals and bioactive compounds such as antioxidants and so can be used for various pharmaceutical and therapeutic purposes like increase in hemoglobin count.
Keywords: pomegranate peel, antioxidant activity, DPPH free radical scavenging, nitric oxide radical scavenging, hemoglobin booster.
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