Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2016)
In vitro pharmacology studies on Alocasia Sanderiana W. Bull
Author(s): P Selvakumar, Devi Kaniakumari, V Loganathan
Abstract: Objective: This research is to investigate the anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic activity of ethanolic leaf, stem and root tubers extracts of Alocasia Sanderiana W. Bull. Methods: Anti-inflammatory activity of ethanolic extracts of leaf, stem and root tubers of Alocasia Sanderiana W. Bull was evaluated using proteinase inhibiting activity and protein denaturation inhibiting activity methods. Asprin 20-100 μg/mL was used as standards for both the methods. Antidiabetic activity was measured using in vitro α-amylase inhibiting activity and in vitro α-glucosidase inhibition assay methods. Acarbose 20-100 μg/mL was used as standard for both the methods. Results: Leaf shows more anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic activity than the stem and root. Conclusion: Alocasia sanderiana W. Bull plant shows anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic activity due to presence of various phytoconstituents and it could be a source of new compounds.
How to cite this article:
P Selvakumar, Devi Kaniakumari, V Loganathan. In vitro pharmacology studies on Alocasia Sanderiana W. Bull. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2016; 5(2): 114-120.