EVALUATION OF ANTIOXIDANT, CYTOTOXIC AND ANTICANCER EFFECTS OF CLEOME VISCOSA LINN
Jayaprakash A. P.*, Krishnakumar K. R., Dr. K.K. Srinivasan, Dr. Jyoti Harindran, Shan P. Mohammed
From time immemorial, natural products, including plants, animals and minerals have been the basis of treatment of human diseases. Plants, in particular, have been the basis of many traditional medicine systems throughout the world for thousands of years and continue to provide mankind with new remedies. Plant-based medicines initially dispensed in the form of crude medicines such as tinctures, teas, poultices, powders, and other herbal formulations. In this present context, one traditional medicinal plant namely Cleome viscosa was selected and its antioxidant effect by DPPH, ABTS and Nitric oxide scavenging assay methods, cytotoxic and in vitro anticancer effects in different fractions of solvent were evaluated phytoconstituents.The results of studies show that the plant has good antioxidant activity low cytotoxic effect and good anticancer properties.
Keywords: Cleome viscosa, cytotoxic, DPPH, ABTS.
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