Volume No.: 4 (2012) Issue No: 2
International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research
2012; 4(2): 140-142
In-vitro Antioxidant Studies of Pritchardia arecina
*Corresponding author: Dr. H.N. Krishna Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Studies in Biotechnology & Microbiology, Pooja Bhagavat Memorial Mahajana Post Graduate Centre, Affiliated to University of Mysore, K. R. S. Road, Metagalli, Mysore-570 016, Karnataka, India;
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tuamotus and Hawaii. There are 29 species of which 19 are endemic to the Hawalian Islands. These palms vary in height, ranging from 20 to 130 ft. The leaves are fan-shaped (costapalmate) and the trunk columnar, naked, smooth or fibrous, longitudinally grooved, and obscurely ringed by leaf scars. The flowers and subsequent fruit are borne in a terminal cluster with simple or compound branches of an arcuate or pendulous inflorescence that (in some species) is longer than the leaves.  Pritchardia arecina is a handsome ornamental palm. The medicinal use of this palm is not known.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidative activity of Pritchardia arecina using different in vitro methods.