Document Type : Research Article
Seagrasses play an important ecological role in fisheries production, sediment buildup and stabilization. It has direct value to people as food, feed, green, manure, and medicine. Seagrass species have been found to be potential sources of antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory agents as well as anti-cancer substances by phytochemical investigations. The main aim of this study is to prepare Halophila ovalis extract powder and to determine the antioxidant activities of methanolic plant extract.
The antioxidant activity of methanolic extract of Halophila ovalis was investigated by TAA, DPPH and H2O2 assay.
The study revealed that methanol extract of Halophila ovalis has greater antioxidant activity. Flavonoid content was found highest in methanol extract of Halophila ovalis. It showed high radical scavenging activity.