Evaluation of Antioxidant and Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitory Potential of Ethanolic Seed Extract of Illicium Verum (Star Anise)

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.SE.24.01.Art016

Authors : Gayathri R, Selvaraj Jayaraman, Vishnu Priya Veeraraghavan, Kavitha. S, Sadhana Karunakaran


Illicium verum is a dark-coloured spice found in tropical areas of Asia. It is known for its medicinal value, flavoring properties and cosmetic properties. It helps in dispelling cold and relieving pain. Gout is a form of arthritis that is characterized by severe pain, redness and tenderness of joints. This is due to accumulation of uric acid crystal. Anti-gout activity of the herbal extract can be analyzed by its xanthine oxidase inhibitory potential.


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