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Antioxidant Activity of Ingredients of Mathumeha Chooranam and Mathumeha Chooranam used in Mathumeham (Dibetes mellitus)

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dc.contributor.author Thilageswary, Kumutharanjan
dc.contributor.author Ramaiyah, Sivakanesan
dc.contributor.author Vasanthy, Arasaratnam
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-01T11:28:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-01T11:28:39Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.kdu.ac.lk/handle/345/1561
dc.description article full text en_US
dc.description.abstract In the Siddha system of Medicine, various 'chooranams' are used to treat 'Mathumeham' (Diabetic mellitus). 'Mathumeha chooranam' is prepared from Terminalia chebula, Phyllanthu sembelica, Murrya keonigii, and Gymnema sylvestrae. This 'chooranam' is widely used in North and Eastern Province of Sri Lanka Siddha Hospitals and Dispensaries. The Objective of this study was to determine the antioxidant activity of the 'Mathumeha chooranam' and its ingredients. The cold and hot water extracts (10mg in 10ml) of the dry powders of the skin of the seeds of Terminalia chebula, unriped fruits of Phyllanthus embelica, leaves of Murrya keonigii and Gymnema sylvestrae, and 'Mathumeha chooranam' were tested for their Total Antioxidant Content (TAC) by measuring Ferric Reduction method. Among the 'mathumeha chooranam' and its four ingredients, Terminalia chebula contained the highest TAC in cold as well as in hot extracts [10.13 (±3.1) and 12.83 (±2.4) ?g/mg of dry weight respectively followed by 'Mathumeha chooranam' [4.6 (±1.16) and 5.6 (±0.91) ?g/mg of dry weight respectively, Phylanthus emblica [4.38 (±1.72) and 6.3 (±2.05) ?g/mg of dry weight respectively , Murryake onigii [0.506 (±0.372) and 0.696 (±0.336) ?g/mg of dry weight respectively and Gymnema sylvestrae [0.359 (±0.262) and (0.759 (±0.665) ?g/mg of dry weight respectively. The cold and hot aqueous extracts of the dried powder of the ingredients of the 'mathumeha chooranam' and its ingredients contains antioxidant activity. When compared with the cold extracts of 'Mathumeha chooranam' and its ingredients with hot extracts, hot extracts contained higher antioxidant activity than cold extracts. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject antioxidantactivity en_US
dc.subject "Mathumeha Chooranam" en_US
dc.subject ferric reduction method en_US
dc.subject "Mathumeham" en_US
dc.subject siddha medicine en_US
dc.title Antioxidant Activity of Ingredients of Mathumeha Chooranam and Mathumeha Chooranam used in Mathumeham (Dibetes mellitus) en_US
dc.type Article Full Text en_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitation Thilageswary, K., Ramaiyah, S. and Vasanthy, A. (2014) ‘Antioxidant Activity of Ingredients of Mathumeha Chooranam and Mathumeha Chooranam used in Mathumeham (Dibetes mellitus)’, in KDU International Research Symposium Proceedings. General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, pp. 98–101. Available at: http://ir.kdu.ac.lk/handle/345/1561.
dc.identifier.journal KDU IRC en_US
dc.identifier.issue FOM en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 98-101 en_US


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