Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (ISSN : 0975-7384)

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Antioxidants: A Review

Author(s): Sulekha Mandal, Satish Yadav, Sunita Yadav and Rajesh Kumar Nema

Antioxidants are an inhibitor of the process of oxidation, even at relatively small concentration and thus have diverse physiological role in the body. Antioxidant constituents of the plant material act as radical scavengers, and helps in converting the radicals to less reactive species. A variety of free radical scavenging antioxidants is found in dietary sources like fruits, vegetables and tea, etc. This review presents some information about the antioxidant/antiradicals and their role in our body and also their presence in spices and herbs.