PHYTOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISATION AND PHARMACOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF AVICENNIA ALBAAbstract
The history of herbal medicines is as old as civilization. For this purpose of ascertaining the phytochemical constituents, the present work was performed into the phytochemical investigation of the plant Avicenna alba. Separation and isolation of the constituents of interest, characterization of isolated compounds and investigation of the biosynthetic pathways of the particular pathway and quantitative evaluation. Another reason for choosing this plant is the availability of the plant. Avicenna alba is the important plant used from the past. It was reported to show antimicrobial activity in literature survey. So now, the time has come to perform a proper phytochemical investigation to find its proper way into medicine. Our plan of work is to identify and isolate the chemical constituents of the aerial part of Avicennia alba and to evaluate its pharmacological action. With the above aim, this experimental work was undertaken.
Sandip Kr. Baidya*, Anirban Deb and Raja Chakraverty
Department of Pharmacology, Gupta College of Technological Sciences, Ashram More, G.T. Road, Asansol-713301, West Bengal, India
02 June, 2012
28 August, 2012
23 September, 2012
01 October, 2012