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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)

In vitro pharmacological activities of different extracts of Launaea procumbens (Roxb.) aerial parts

Author(s):

Lalita Singh, Dheeraj Gahlawat, Reena Antil and Pushpa Dahiya

Abstract:
Introduction: Launaea procumbens (Roxb.) (Asteraceae) is a widely distributed herb throughout India. This plant has been utilized as traditional medicine in various traditional systems of medicines. It is used in the treatment of various diseases like rheumatism, kidney disorder, hepato-protection etc.
Methods: Powdered stem and leaves of LP were sequentially extracted with different solvents in Soxhlet extraction apparatus and analysed for their pharmacological activities.
Results and Discussion: The methanolic, acetonic and chloroform extract showed more promising antimicrobial as well as antioxidant activity as compared to petroleum ether extract. Maximum number of phytochemicals was detected in case of methanolic extract followed by the chloroform extract. Total phenolic and flavanoid contents were higher in chloroform and methanol extract, respectively.
Conclusion: As methanolic and chloroform extract showed good antimicrobial and antioxidant potential these extracts can be utilized as an effective and safe antioxidant source, as an ethno-medicine and on a commercial basis for the development of drugs.

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How to cite this article:
Lalita Singh, Dheeraj Gahlawat, Reena Antil and Pushpa Dahiya. In vitro pharmacological activities of different extracts of Launaea procumbens (Roxb.) aerial parts. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):2611-2617.

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