Evaluation of the DPPH radical scavenging activity of Kadaliphala (Musa paradisiaca. Linn) and Go-Ksheera (Cow milk) W.S.R. to the concept of Samyoga Viruddha

  • Shwetha K
  • Shobha Bhat K
Keywords: DPPH radical scavenging assay, Go-Ksheera, Kadaliphala, Samyoga Viruddha


Certain diets and their combinations have properties opposite to the tissues of the body  which thereby inhibit and interrupt their normalcy and these are described as Viruddha Ahara (incompatible diets) in Ayurveda.  Various types of Viruddha Ahara have been described in the classical texts of Ayurveda and Samyoga Viruddha (incompatability due to the combination) is one among them. Among the various examples quoted for samyoga viruddha, combination of kadaliphala (Musa paradisiaca. Linn) and Go-Ksheera (Cow milk) is one. The present study discusses the DPPH radical scavenging activity of the individual items and the combination of banana and milk. Materials and methods: The antioxidant activities of banana, milk and combination of banana and milk was determined by DPPH (1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazine) radical scavenging assay in comparison with vitamin C standard. Results: The Percentage inhibition of the discoloration of DPPH by the sample extract was expressed against vitamin C standard. The % inhibition of banana was 62.86 whereas the milk was having 69.01% inhibition. The % inhibition of the combination was 46.21. Conclusion: DPPH radical scavenging activity of combination of kadaliphala (banana) and Go-Ksheera (milk) found a significant decrease in the percentage of inhibition when compared to the individual sample indicating towards the incompatibility in their combination or Samyoga Viruddha.

Author Biographies

Shwetha K

Assistant Professor, Department of Agadatantra, Prasanna Ayurveda College, Beltangadi, Karnataka. 

Shobha Bhat K

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Agad Tantra, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. India.

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