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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2015

Pages :   198-203

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Phytochemical and Cytotoxicity Analysis of Seeds and Leaves of Adenanthera pavonina



Address:   Ritika Chauhan1, Hezel Lizia D’Souza2, Shabnam RS2 and Jayanthi Abraham3*
1Research Associate, 109 A, Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory, SBST, VIT University, Vellore-632014, Tamil Nadu, India.
2PG Student. 109 A, Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory, SBST, VIT University, Vellore-632014, Tamil Nadu, India.
3Associate Professor, 109 A, Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory, SBST, VIT University, Vellore-632014, Tamil Nadu, India.
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00036.0

ABSTRACT:
Adenanthera pavonina is an important traditional plant with various medicinal properties which cures major human ailments. The present study was carried out to explore the antimicrobial as well as anticancer effect of seed and leaves extract of red wood plant. The seed and leaves methanolic extract exhibited efficacious antimicrobial and anticancer activity against various pathogens whereas acetone seed extract did not show any biological activity. The methanol extract has anticancer effect being effective against bone cancer cell line when compared with acetone extract. A. pavonia is known to produce anti-inflammatory drugs whereas this traditional plant is used for anticancer drugs as well which will be greater benefit to mankind.
KEYWORDS:
Anticancer, antibiotics, traditional plants, natural products, phytochemistry
Cite:
Ritika Chauhan, Hezel Lizia D’Souza, Shabnam RS, Jayanthi Abraham. Phytochemical and Cytotoxicity Analysis of Seeds and Leaves of Adenanthera pavonina. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 8(2): Feb. 2015; Page 198-203.
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