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The main aim of this study was to employ Maranta arundinacea root extract in the synthesis of Zinc oxide nanoparticles and check the antioxidant activity and cytotoxic effect. The use of nanotechnology in medicine especially for drug delivery is shown to have numerous benefits. Nanoparticles are being used to lessen toxicity and facet results that capsules may additionally impose on the patient. The zinc oxide nanoparticles synthesized using different plant extract used for many biomedical applications such as anticancer activity, antibacterial activity, antioxidant activity, antifungal activity and many more applications used in medicine ( Diagnosis and drug) Plant mediated organic synthesis of nanoparticles has been gaining importance because of its simplicity and eco friendliness. Maranta arundinacea mediated Zinc oxide nanoparticles were initially synthesised and characterised by UV-Visible spectrophotometer and TEM. Further the Maranta arundinacea mediated ZnoNPs were subjected to DPPH assay to determine the antioxidant activity. Maranta arundinacea mediated ZnoNPs were biosynthesised with ease and showed good antioxidant and cytotoxic activity . This study concludes that Maranta arundinacea mediated ZnoNPs nanoparticles have the potential to be used as an effective antioxidant. Hence, it may be employed in large scale production and may be used in many medicinal applications where there is a need for antioxidant.


Maranta arundinacea Zinc oxide nanoparticle Biosynthesis Cytotoxic activity Antioxidant activity

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Aparna J, & Rajeshkumar S. (2020). Cytotoxic and Antioxidant Activity of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesised Using Maranta Arundinacea Root Extract. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(3), 4372-4377.