Mijitaba Hamissou, Biology
Houston Cole Library, 11th Floor | 11:15-11:25 a.m.
Aging is a natural process of living organisms that consists of becoming older. In human and other animals, aging is accompanied by several physiological changes. These include deterioration and oxidation and wrinkles formation. Wrinkles formation may also be caused by various environmental factors such as excessive exposure to sun, pollution, and continuous deprivation of sleep. These environmental factors in turn cause oxidation of the skin cells and degradation of subcutaneous fatty acids, leading to the formation of wrinkles. Skin care and wrinkles treatment using pharmaceutical products are multi-million dollar industry. Plant based products are alternative methods for treating wrinkles of the skin or premature aging. Several antioxidants naturally found in plants have been associated with slowing or preventing wrinkle formation and premature skin aging. Tigernut (Cyperus esculentus) of the sedge family. The objectives of the study are to determine the antioxidant capacity of chili pepper and tigernut bulb by analyzing their vitamins A, C, E contents. Tigernut bulbs and chili pepper fruits were extracted in distilled water and their vitamin A, E, C content analyzed. Preliminary data indicated that tigernut has more vitamin A and vitamin E contents than chili pepper but lower in vitamin C.
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Toyer, Chelsea, "Evaluation of Anti-aging-like Activity in Tigernuts (Cyperus esculentus)" (2020). JSU Student Symposium 2020. 35.