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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

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.

Pages: 114-120  |  1664 Views  67 Downloads

How to cite this article:
P Selvakumar, Devi Kaniakumari, V Loganathan. In vitro pharmacology studies on Alocasia Sanderiana W. Bull. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(2):114-120.