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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 198) Last page : ( 203)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00036.0

Phytochemical and Cytotoxicity Analysis of Seeds and Leaves of Adenanthera pavonina

Chauhan Ritika1, D'Souza Hezel Lizia2, Shabnam RS2, Abraham Jayanthi3,*

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 E-mail: jayanthi.abraham@gmail.com

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.

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Keywords

Anticancer, antibiotics, traditional plants, natural products, phytochemistry.

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