Comparative analysis of the phytochemical screening and antioxidant properties of Mimosa pudica Linn (Makahiya) and Brassica oleracea var. italica (Broccoli) ethanolic leaf extracts

Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


Degenerative diseases, antioxidant property, Mimosa pudica, radical scavenging activity, Brassica oleracea, DPPH assay, phytocompounds, ethanolic leaf extract, Plant Extract


Degenerative diseases attributed from marked oxidative damage such as cancer and atherosclerosis had been one of the focuses of medical research from the recent years. Several studies had been conducted on the analysis of the phytocompounds of plant extracts and had shown considerable results with regards to the presence of antioxidant properties. Two of the examples were Mimosa pudica Linn. (Makahiya) and Brassica oleracea var. italica (Broccoli) which possessed antioxidant phytoconstituents comprising flavonoids, phenolics, terpenoids, and ascorbic acids. This study assessed the presence of antioxidant properties in Mimosa pudica Linn. and Brassica oleracea var. italica through ethanolic leaf extraction using maceration, rotary evaporator utilization, and spectrophotometry. The results indicated that Mimosa pudica Linn. had no significant difference in antioxidant properties with Brassica oleracea var. italica in terms of the radical scavenging activity of the DPPH assay.

First Advisor

Pauline L. Cueno

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