Phytochemical composition, antioxidant activity and cytotoxicity of Blumea lacera Linn. from two different habitats

  • Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Department of Botany, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342
  • Anisur Rahman Department of Botany, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342
  • Sanzida Mubassara Department of Botany, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342
Keywords: Phytochemicals, antioxidant activity, cytotoxicity, Blumea lacera, mangrove habitat

Abstract

Blumea lacera collected from JU campus and the Sundarbans showed strong presence of carbohydrates, flavonoids, trace amount of alkaloids, weak presence of some glucosides, terpenoids and steroids following preliminary phytochemical screening. DPPH free radical scavenging activity increased with the increase of concentration of methanol, ethyl acetate and n-hexane fractions of both the samples. Methanol and ethyl acetate fractions of JU sample showed strong scavenging activity of DPPH free radical. Concentration dependent increment in percent mortality of brine shrimp nauplii was observed in all the fractions of both the samples. Ethyl acetate and methanol fractions of JU sample showed less cytotoxicity than that of Sundarbans samples. Therefore, methanol and ethyl acetate fractions of JU sample should be the choice to identify new bioactive compound(s) in the future.

Jahangirnagar University J. Biol. Sci. 3(1): 37-45, 2014 (June)

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Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Department of Botany, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342


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2016-06-19
How to Cite
Ahmed, F., Rahman, A., & Mubassara, S. (2016). Phytochemical composition, antioxidant activity and cytotoxicity of Blumea lacera Linn. from two different habitats. Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences, 3(1), 37-45. https://doi.org/10.3329/jujbs.v3i1.28276
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