Pharmacological And Antioxidant Evaluation of Natural Honey Samples

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
© 2020 by IJBTT Journal
Volume - 10 Issue - 1                          
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Shivani, Ruchika, Alka Patel, Vinod Kumar Gupta
DOI :  10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V10I1P605


MLA Style:Shivani, Ruchika, Alka Patel, Vinod Kumar Gupta"Pharmacological And Antioxidant Evaluation of Natural Honey Samples" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 10.1 (2020): 31-38.

APA Style:Shivani, Ruchika, Alka Patel, Vinod Kumar Gupta. Pharmacological And Antioxidant Evaluation of Natural Honey Samples International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 10(1), 31-38.


This study was undertaken to evaluate the phytochemicals and antioxidant activity of natural honey samples collected from Uttarakhand district [H1] and Roorkee [H2]. The existence of phytochemicals such as saponins, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloid, reducing sugar, carbohydrates, monosaccharides, phytosterols, terpenes, anthocynins, quinines and cardiac-glycosides were analyzed by qualitative test. The result of phtyochemical identification illustrated that both honey samples have postiviely presented as containing saponins, tannins, flavonoids, protein and carbohydrates as compared to other components. The total phenolic content, flavonoids content, protein content, carbohydrates content and tannin content of honey were analyzed by using quantitative method. It was observed the protein content in sample H1 and H2 were detected at higher level which ranged 53.2mg/ml and 19.8mg/ml as compared to other phytochemicals respectively. It is also showed that honey samples have antioxidant properties were estimated by determining 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl [DPPH] quantity where sample H1 and H2 average percentage are 41.38% and 40.69% respectively. The current study indicates that honey is an effective source of nutrition which is helpful to cure untreated aliments.


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Phytochemicals, honey, antioxidant activity, DPPH