In vitro antioxidant activity of selected Ganoderma species found in Odisha, India
Ashutosh Rajoriya, Sushri Shant Tripathy and Nibha Gupta*
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Abstract: Four species of Ganoderma were collected from different forests of Odisha and analysed for the presence of antioxidant components. Data revealed the presence of DPPH free radical scavenging properties ranged between 91.64–95.51 % in these species. Ganoderma applanatum exhibited a studied for the same. Both the Ganoderma species exhibited higher amount of tannin content too. Alkaloid content was ranged in 3.66–5.51 mg.gm-1 in these four species. Present study exhibited the presence of good higher amount of total phenol, ascorbic acid, carotenoid whereas lycopene and ergosterol content was found to be maximum in Ganoderma lucidium as compared to other mushroom species amount of flavonoid content in Ganoderma tsugae followed by G. lucidium and G. applanatum. This preliminary exploratory data of the present study indicated that Ganoderma species are good source of antioxidant components. Further extraction and purification of this component may throw light on its role as an ‘antioxidant’ in Ganoderma sp.