>Mohammed Fadlalla Mohamed1,2, Salma Elghali Mustafa3 and Omer Abdalla Ahmed Hamdi2*
1Department of General Chemistry, Faculty of Education, University of Sinnar, Sinnar City, Sudan
2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, University Al-Neelain, Sudan
3Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Agricultural Studies, Sudan
*Corresponding Author: Omer Abdalla Ahmed Hamdi, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, University Al-Neelain, Sudan.
Received: August 23, 2020; Published: September 25, 2020
This study aimed to determine the phytochemical and antioxidant activities of Aloe vera gel extracts. The phytochemical obtained by different methods(methanol macerated, methanol soxhlet and aqueous extract). The extract of Aloe vera Gel was subjected to primary phytochemical screening. Methanol macerated method revealed the presence of various phytochemicals. It resulted in the abundance of flavonoids, terpenoids, steroids, tannins, alkaloids, phenolic compounds, quinines, anthraquinones, and saponins. The results for the flavonoids, tannins and Alkaloids concentrations were 3.45, 1.20 and 2.60%, respectively. To investigate the antioxidant activity, Aloe vera Gel was successively extracted using n-hexane, dichloromethane and methanol. These extracts were analyzed using the DPPH radical scavenging method. The results found that the methanol extract is more effective in the free radical antioxidant (66.85%) followed by Dichloromethane (36.80%) and then Hexane (26.85%).
Keywords: Aloe vera Gel; Anti-Oxidant; Phytochemical; DPPH
Citation: Omer Abdalla Ahmed Hamdi., et al. “Determination of Phytochemical and Antioxidant Activities of Aloe vera Gel Extracts". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.10 (2020): 136-141.
Copyright: © 2020 Omer Abdalla Ahmed Hamdi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.