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Qualitative Phytochemical Analysis, Antimicrobial Activity and Cytotoxic Effect of Moringa concanensis Nimmo Leaves

Background and Objective: Moringa concanensis Nimmo belongs to the family Moringaceae. This plant is abundantly seen in Perambalur district, Tamilnadu, commonly known as Kattu murungai. Around 20 types of human ailments can be cured by different parts of M. concanensis Nimmo plant. The main objective of this work was phytochemical analysis, antimicrobial activity and cytotoxic activity of M.concanensis leaves. Materials and Methods: The qualitative phytochemical analysis was performed as per the standard procedures previously described. The well diffusion method was used to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of M. concanensis leaves. The MTT assay was used to screen the cytotoxic activity of M. concanensis leaves. The values were expressed as Mean±SD. Significant difference have been observed using one-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) by SPSS software version 19.0. The p
Source: Research Journal of Medicinal Plant - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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