Seasonal variation in antioxidant properties of various parts of the Moringa oleifera plant collected from different Indian locations
Seasonal variation in antioxidant properties of various parts of the Moringa plant
Keywords:Antioxidant, Locations, Months, Moringa oleifera, Organs
The present study was an attempt to find out the antioxidant properties of various parts of the Moringa oleifera plant collected from different Indian locations in various seasons. Three Indian locations viz Jaipur, Dehra Dun, and Gwalior were selected randomly for collection of the samples of the fresh flowers, tender and mature leaves, and seeds of Moringa oleifera. The samples were collected from three different agroforest locations selected randomly from each district during each calendar month of the year 2021-22. The samples were extracted and antioxidant properties were determined according to the DPPH method, based on the quantification of free radical scavenging. For comparing antioxidant properties, the factorial ANOVA technique of statistical analysis was implemented and an analysis pack of MS Office Excel, 2016 was used to compare data. The flowers collected from Jaipur had superior and seeds from Gwalior had inferior antioxidant properties. Flowers and tender leaves were better compared to mature leaves and seeds and the month of January was the better and June poor season to yield antioxidant properties in the plant.
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