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Antioxidant Activities of Nanostructured Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) Rhizome as Affected by Different Milling Time

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The aims of this research were to investigate the antioxidant properties of nanostructured ginger as subjected to different milling times. In this study, the ginger rhizome was successfully nanonized using a planetary ball mill process and the effect of milling time has been investigated. The influence of milling at 2, 4, 6, and 8 hours on physical and antioxidant properties of nanostructured ginger were evaluated. The antioxidant properties were identified using a ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging assays. It was found that the average particle size reduced to 222.3 nm after 4 hours of milling time but agglomerated nanoparticles were observed for sample that continually milled for 6 and 8 hours. The results revealed that higher value of Total Phenolic (356.06 mg GAE/g extract) as well as Total Flavonoid (21.86 mg QE/g extract) in the sample milled for 4 hours whereas the lowest value shown by sample milled for 8 hours. The 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) scavenging reached up to 60% for all tested nanostructured ginger except very low percent of inhibitory shown by sample milled for 6 hours. The IC50 concentration for inhibition of DPPH was proximately at 800 ppm for sample milled for 2 hours, 400 ppm for 4 hours of milling times and 1000 ppm for sample milled for 8 hours. However sample milled for 8 hours showed significantly (p < 0.05) greater capability to reduce ferric among the other tested samples.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2013

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