Antioxidative Activity of Extracts from a Fenugreek Seeds (Trigonella foenum-graecum)
Spices and herbs posses antioxidant activity can be applied for preservation of lipid peroxidation in biological systems. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an important spice and aromatic crop its dried seeds having the wide application in a food, a flavoring, beverages and a medicine. methanol, ethanol, dichloromethane, acetone, hexane and ethyl acetate crude extracts of Fenugreek were prepared by soxhelt extraction method. Extracts were investigated for there antioxidant and radical scavenging activities by different methods such as measurement of total phenolic content (TPC) by Folin-Ciocalteu method, flavonoid content, chelating activity, reducing power and 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging activity. All extract of the fenugreek exhibited antioxidant activity. These finding suggest that the fenugreek extract could act as a potent source of antioxidants. Results from different parameter were in agreement with one another.
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