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Evaluation of Antioxidant Potential and Cytotoxic Behavior of Different Varieties of Allium sativum
Fouzia Anjum 1
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Sadaf Oranab 4
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Saqib Farooq 5
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Arif Nazir 5
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Saima Naz 6  
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Department of Chemistry, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Department of Biochemistry, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Department of Chemistry, University of Sahiwal, Sahiwal, Pakistan
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Department of Biochemistry, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
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Department of Chemistry, The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
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Department of Chemistry, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Multan Campus, Pakistan
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Munawar Iqbal   

NIBGE, Pak, Department of Chemistry, The University of Lahore,, 5400, Lahore, Pakistan
Online publication date: 2020-06-30
Publication date: 2020-08-05
Submission date: 2019-10-10
Final revision date: 2020-01-04
Acceptance date: 2020-01-04
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2020;29(6):4447–4451
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The study focused on investigation of antioxidant potential of different extracts of immature and mature garlic bulbs. Antioxidant activity was assessed by measuring the reducing power, scavenging activity of extracts of Allium sativum on 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH). Total phenolic and flavonoid contents were also checked. The results showed that garlic had significant antioxidant potential. Vegetative garlic had more antioxidant potential compared to old mature garlic except in TPC. Sulphur compounds, flavonoids and phenolic compounds are responsible for antioxidant activity of garlic. Due to high antioxidant potential, garlic can protect DNA from destruction to some extent.
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