PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND CYTOTOXIC EFFECTS OF OCIMUM SANCTUM AND MENTHA PIPERITA EXTRACTS
Dr. Rajeev Ramachandra Kolgi*, Aravinda T. S., Gayithri V., Shilpashree S., Likhitha K. V., Bindu C. A.
Leaves of two plant extracts from Ocimum sanctum and Mentha Piperita are studied for their therapeutic activity. These plants have been evaluated for cytotoxic property against camptothecin. The present study was carried out for phytochemical screening of principle bioactive compounds. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, aminoacids, glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, terpenes, and steroids. The plant extracts showed less cytotoxic effects. However, the methanol leaf extracts showed the presence of significant bioactive compounds.
Keywords: Camptothecin, methanol leaf extracts, steroids, bioactive compounds.
[Full Text Article]