Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2017)
Studies on antioxidant properties and free fatty acid of Herbal Sandesh prepared with Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
Author(s): Saiyyad Alamdar Husain, John David, Mirza Adil Beig, Mohammad Ibrahim and MD Meraj Ali Khan
Abstract: Present study involved analyzing antioxidant properties and free fatty acid (FFA) of Herbal Sandesh. Sandesh was prepared under standard procedure and the above mentioned herbs were incorporated in the Herbal Sandesh @ 1%, 2%, and 3% and combination of Ashwagandha and Tulsi 2%, 3%, 4%, 5% and 6% in the form of extract in treatments. Effect of different level and herbs ratio and sensory scores for all attributes were highly acceptable for Sandesh A2B2 made with 96 % Chhana, 2.0% Ashwagandha and 2.0% Tulsi extract. The products were tested to find the antioxidant properties were measured by DPPH (1, 1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl) assay method and free fatty acid percentage (FFA) were measured by titration method. The sample (A3B3)showed promising results as the percentage of antioxidant activity was 43.80 (maximum) and the percentage of free fatty acid (% Oleic acid) was 0.31 (minimum) obtained for the formulation containing Ashwagandha 3%, Tulsi 3 % which considered as best sample Sandesh among other samples. It can be concluded that herbs possessed antioxidant properties and the levels of herbal treatment had a positive effect on antioxidant activity and they were effective in delaying oxidation in Sandesh, hence they can be used as sources of natural antioxidants.
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Saiyyad Alamdar Husain, John David, Mirza Adil Beig, Mohammad Ibrahim, MD Meraj Ali Khan. Studies on antioxidant properties and free fatty acid of Herbal Sandesh prepared with Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum). Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(2):73-76.