Author(s): Sanjeeb Kumar Kar, Naina Patel, Shubhrata Nayak and Ashutosh Mishra
The presents study was aimed to determine Phenolic content and antioxidant activity of methanolic extract of the leaves of the plant Ziziphus jujuba (Family: Rhamnaceae), an important plant in the Indian system of medicine. Phenolic content of Ziziphus jujube leaves methanolic extract of 2.8% of total extractable poly phenolic compound. The antioxidant activity showed very promising result in both tested methods that is 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and ferric ion reducing capacity. The antioxidant activity is directly correlated to the presence of total phenolic contents.