The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of hot water extract (WE) obtained from Dictyophora indusiata
were investigated. The free radical scavenging ability of WE on DPPH• was 97.35% at 2 mg/ml concentration. The reducing
power of WE was moderate (1.22 at 2 mg/ml). Similarly, the WE displayed average scavenging effect on hydroxyl
radical (52.28% at 2 mg/ml) and superoxide anion scavenging effect (48.64% at 2 mg/ml). However, the WE exhibited a
very weak ferrous ion chelating effect of 18.56% at 2mg/ml concentration. Antimicrobial assay revealed that WE from
D. indusiata can inhibit both bacteria and fungi used as indicators for antimicrobial effect at concentration of 200 mg/ml.
The results suggest that WE possess good antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.