2018 Study On Antioxidant activity of the Avocado Leaf

A Study on Persea americana Mill. For its Phytochemical and Antioxidant Activity

The avocado leaf is a plant that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. It is known to have several health benefits such as reducing inflammation and improving blood circulation, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, avocado leaves are rich in antioxidants such as flavonoids and tannins, which help protect against oxidative stress.



However, there has not been much research on the phytochemical content and antioxidant power of avocado leaves.

Therefore, this study aimed to identify and analyze the phytochemical content and antioxidant power of avocado leaf extract, which may meet the need for antioxidants in people with degenerative diseases.



In this study, scientists analyzed the phytochemical content and antioxidant power of avocado leaf extract using different methods including the DPPH assay (1,1-Diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl) method on avocado leaf extract and vitamin C (control group). The results showed that positive avocado leaf extract contains flavonoids, saponins, tannins, and steroids.

The study on avocado leaf extract found that it had a strong antioxidant effect with a DPPH absorbance value of 0.797 and an IC50 of 72.61 mg L–1. This shows that avocado leaf extract is more effective than vitamin C as a positive control for its antioxidant activity.



The phytochemical components found in avocado leaf extract have a powerful antioxidant that may be utilized to both avoid oxidative stress and help the body deal with it when it occurs.

The study discovered that the effects of phytochemical combinations (flavonoids, saponins, tannins and steroids) avocado leaf extracts can be used in the treatment of oxidative stress. This study will help researchers to take advantage of avocado leaf extract as a source of antioxidants is cheap, safe and easily obtained.

The various antioxidants present, combined with the phytochemicals in avocado leaves, make them a potentially valuable resource for preventing oxidative stress, as well as treating it.