Table 3

Nitric oxide radical scavenging activity of crude extracts and fractions of 6 plants from the Mascarene Islands
Concentrations (μg/mL) Nitric oxide scavenging activity
Crude water extract Crude methanol extract Dichloromethane Ethylacetate n-butanol Water fraction
100 1.23 ± 0.12 5.36 ± 0.94 3.46 ± 0.11 0.96 ± 0.09 7.68 ± 1.01 10.67 ± 1.37
(59.39 ± 2.39*) (62.73 ± 4.67*) (33.26 ± 2.54*) (65.02 ± 6.49*) (65.56 ± 7.56*) (45.21 ± 2.98*)
{59.63 ± 3.06*} {61.46 ± 2.39*} {54.97 ± 3.01*} {72.39 ± 3.36 *} {56.51 ± 4.08*} {56.04 ± 2.86*}
[44.36 ± 3.56*] [47.78 ± 3.07*] [52.72 ± 3.24*] [48.97 ± 2.01*] [52.69 ± 4.01*] [55.24 ± 3.34*]
∫4.36 ± 0.68∫ ∫7.46 ± 1.01∫ ∫10.37 ± 1.39∫ ∫11.09 ± 1.09 ∫ ∫9.46 ± 1.13 ∫ ∫5.37 ± 0.98∫
∣3.64 ± 0.18*∣ ∣5.69 ± 0.54∣ ∣31.34 ± 2.07*∣ ∣22.36 ± 1.01*∣ ∣28.69 ± 0.68*∣ ∣5.78 ± 0.67∣
0.56 ± 0.03 2.69 ± 0.64 1.69 ± 0.05 0.23 ± 0.07 6.49 ± 0.96 7.39 ± 0.96
50 (38.64 ± 1.69*) (41.31 ± 3.29*) (15.36 ± 1.06) (43.69 ± 5.46) (41.29 ± 3.69*) (21.68 ± 1.07*)
{32.46 ± 3.67*} {40.16 ± 1.07*} {27.68 ± 1.07*} {42.09 ± 2.67*} {31.10 ± 1.37*} {29.76 ± 2.01*}
[29.34 ± 2.31*] [23.67 ± 2.01*] [30.37 ± 1.69*] [27.19 ± 1.06*] [28.67 ± 1.06*] [30.19 ± 1.67*]
∫2.39 ± 0.59∫ ∫6.37 ± 1.00∫ ∫6.54 ± 0.97∫ ∫6.31 ± 1.01 ∫ ∫3.31 ± 0.67∫ ∫4.67 ± 0.64∫
∣1.09 ± 0.0∣ ∣2.36 ± 0.34∣ ∣28.37 ± 1.37∣ ∣9.37 ± 0.96∣ ∣26.34 ± 1.01∣ ∣3.67 ± 0.97∣
25 0.18 ± 0.02 0.96 ± 0.01 0.97 ± 0.03 0.19 ± 0.01 2.69 ± 0.31 4.19 ± 0.43
(22.67 ± 3.67*) (28.46 ± 2.87) (7.09 ± 0.96) (26.59 ± 1.09*) (29.64 ± 2.98*) (11.37 ± 0.87)
{17.19 ± 1.64*} {22.06 ± 1.11*} {12.08 ± 0.67} {28.19 ± 1.37*} {9.65 ± 0.79} {10.09 ± 1.04}
[19.17 ± 1.08*] [10.19 ± 1.36] [11.37 ± 0.67] [13.19 ± 0.37] [10.36 ± 1.01] [27.19 ± 1.06*]
∫0.36 ± 0.37∫ ∫4.09 ± 0.64∫ ∫4.37 ± 0.36∫ ∫3.97 ± 0.63∫ ∫1.34 ± 0.52 ∫ ∫3.17 ± 0.52∫
∣0.19 ± 0.01∣ ∣1.94 ± 0.19∣ ∣9.37 ± 1.07∣ ∣6.54 ± 0.67∣ ∣11.97 ± 0.67∣ ∣1.67 ± 0.61∣
12.5 0.09 ± 0.01 0.23 ± 0.01 0.15 ± 0.01 0.06 ± 0.01 0.37 ± 0.01 2.64 ± 0.19
(12.19 ± 1.15) (19.29 ± 1.39*) (1.23 ± 0.13) (10.69 ± 0.69) (18.67 ± 1.08*) (5.36 ± 0.36)
{9.86 ± 0.97} {10.36 ± 0.67} {4.89 ± 0.55} {12.67 ± 0.68} {2.98 ± 0.32} {6.17 ± 0.63}
[9.68 ± 1.23] [6.45 ± 0.37] [4.67 ± 0.23] [7.09 ± 0.22] [6.98 ± 0.67] [11.09 ± 0.37]
∫0.09 ± 0.02∫ ∫2.19 ± 0.34∫ ∫1.09 ± 0.23∫ ∫0.67 ± 0.23∫ ∫0.67 ± 0.03∫ ∫0.96 ± 0.09∫
∣0.00 ± 0.00∣ ∣0.37 ± 0.09∣ ∣2.39 ± 0.23∣ ∣ 3.67 ± 0.54∣ ∣ 6.37 ± 0.37∣ ∣0.98 ± 0.09∣

Note. Values are means ± SD of three independent experiments. EM (AM) {FF} [OT] ∫PS∫ ∣MC∣. *Values significantly different (p < 0.05) from the control in each group.

Mahomoodally et al.

Mahomoodally et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:165   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-165

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