Detection of active compounds in the crude aqueous extract of Annona muricata plant peels and used as an anti-oxidant

Abstract

This study was amid to detect the active compounds in the aqueous extract of the plant Annona muricatapeel by chemical reagents and solutions. The results related that the aqueous extract of A. muricatacontaining alkaloids, phenols, Flavanoids, terpenes, steroids, Saponins, glycosides. Thus, it could beconcluded that A. muricata should be considered as a promising medicinal plant, because of its contents ofactive compounds, which are known by their medicinal properties, especially the antioxidant property. A.muricata as antioxidant agents has been studies in different concentration (0.0, 10, 50, 100, 200, and 300)μg/ml. Our result showed that ability of A. muricata extract to block H2O2 in destroys of DNA molecule.