ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF THE MEDICINAL PLANT LANTANA CAMARA L.
The propose of this study was to estimate the antioxidant activity of methanolic extract, its fractions and three pure compounds lantadene A (1), oleanolic acid (2) and lantanilic acid (3) of the aerial parts of the Lantana camara Linn. by using the DPPH assay. Our results demonstrated that methanolic extract, its aqueous, petroleum ether insoluble and ethyl acetate soluble fractions were found to be active. The pure compound oleanolic acid also showed antioxidant activity while ascorbic acid was used as positive control.