In present work, attempt was made to study anti-cancer activity of Acorus calamus rhizomes. From the results it is clearly proved that rhizomes of Acorus calamus showed promising anti-cancer activity. Preliminary phytochemical screening revealed that alkaloid might be responsible for anti-cancer activity. Isolated compound gave positive test for alkaloid. The anti-cancer activity of methanolic extract and isolated compound was carried out by Onion cell and Yeast cell models. The results showed anti-cancer activity when compared to methotrexate, which was used as standard.
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Alaspure R.N., Nagdeve S.R. Isolation of Active Constituent of Acorus calamus Rhizomes Extract and Evaluation of its Anti-cancer Activity. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 4(12): Dec. 2011; Page 1825-1832.