SANDEEP B.PATIL, RUTUJA M SABNE, RISHANK T. SOLANKI, NILOFAR S. NAIKWADE, SHRAVAN Y.JADHAV
Aim: This paper evaluates the UV absorption ability of berries from Cestrum nocturnum (Solanaceae) as an anti-solar agent and antioxidant activity. Material and Methods: premature and mature berries with different concentration 200 to 1000µg/ml in order to check antioxidant activity by Nitric oxide radical scavenging activity, H2O2 and antisolar activity of both berries by UV visible spectroscopy. Results: nitric oxide scavenging activity of mature berries extract and ascorbic acid showed 31.14 % and 35.15% and H2O2 scavenging activity showed 57.50% and 39.18% respectively result of the extract showed maximum absorbance of immature berries was 223nm and mature berries was 222nm. Conclusion: The different concentrations of Cestrum nocturnum had an effective antioxidant and UV protective activity. It can be used to protect UV induced skin problems.