Antioxidant effect of Moringa oleifera leaves in hemoglobin oxidation compare with vitamin C.
Enferm Clin. 2020 Jun ;30 Suppl 4:18-21. PMID: 32545043
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigated the effect of MO leaves extract as an antioxidant in inhibiting methemoglobin (MetHb) formation compared with Vitamin C as positive control.
METHODS: This study was an experimental study in vitro comparing the antioxidant effects of MO leaves extract with vitamin C as positive control and saline as a negative control. Hemoglobin was oxidized with potassium ferrocyanide then the antioxidant effect of MO leaf extract was determined by measuring methemoglobin levels.
RESULTS: This study showed that MO leaves extract have antioxidant effects compared to saline, MO leaves extract 1600ppm showed no significant differences with Vitamin C 1600ppm (p=0.067). MO leaves extract 3200ppm showed no significant difference with all Vitamin C levels (p>0.05). This shows that MO leaves extract has antioxidant effects like Vitamin C.
CONCLUSION: M. oleifera leaves extract has antioxidant effects on hemoglobin oxidation induced by potassium ferricyanida.