Antioxidant, Anti-alzheimer and Anti-parkinson activity of Artemisia nilagirica Leaves with Flowering Tops

Pradeep Pal1*, A.K. Ghosh2

1Mahakal Institute of Pharmaceutical Studies, Ujjain (M.P.)-456664, India

2IFTM University, Muradabad (U.P.)- 244102, India

Received: 05-Jan-2018 , Accepted: 30-Mar-2018

Keywords: Artemisia nilagirica, Anti-alzheimer, Anti-parkinson, Antioxidant

Full Text HTML   

Full-Text PDF      

Google Scholar  

How to Cite this Article

Pal P, Ghosh AK. Antioxidant, Anti-alzheimer and Anti-parkinson activity of Artemisia nilagirica Leaves with Flowering Tops. UKJPB. 2018; 6(2):12-23.

Abstract

Presently peoples are loaded with stress and leads to various neurodegenerative disorders like anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. The present study was aimed to investigate the antioxidant, anti-alzheimer and anti-parkinson activity of Artemisia nilagirica leaves with flowering tops extracts. The ethanol and aqueous extracts of Artemisia nilagirica leaves with flowering tops were processed for evaluation of in vitro antioxidant activity namely hydrogen-donating activity, superoxide scavenging activity, total polyphenol content, total flavonol content and reducing power assay. The object recognition and Y-Maze test were used to evaluate the anti-alzheimer`s activity of extract. The different parameters like catalepsy (bar test), locomotor activity (actophotometer test), and muscle activity (rotarod test) were measured in all animals for anti-parkinson activity. The findings of in vitro antioxidant study demonstrated that ethanol extract has maximum antioxidant properties compared to aqueous extract. Hence the ethanol extract of Artemisia nilagirica was selected for screening of anti-alzheimer and anti-parkinson activity. The administration of ethanol extract of Artemisia nilgirica exhibited significant anti-alzheimer and anti-parkinson activity. The findings of anti-alzheimer and anti-parkinson activity ethanol extract of Artemisia nilagirica demonstrated that this plant have neuroprotective properties.