PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND IN-VITRO ANTICANCER ACTIVITY OF EXTRACTS OF TECTARIA CICUTARIAAbstract
The rhizome of Tectaria cicutaria has been used in Indian traditional medicine for the treatment of various disorders. Different extracts of the rhizomes of Tectaria cicutaria were subjected to phytochemical analysis, anti-microbial activity and in-vitro anticancer activity. The in-vitro anticancer activity was performed using Sulforhodamine B (SRB) assay against various cancer cell lines namely Human Leukemia Cell Line (K562), Human Nasopharyngeal Cancer Cell Line (KB), Human Colon Cancer Cell Line (HT29) and Human Colon Cancer Cell Line (Colo205). Phytochemical analysis confirmed the presence of bioactive compounds. The total phenolic contents (TPC) and total flavonoid contents (TFC) of ethanolic extract was found significantly higher and showed antimicrobial activity against Proteus vulgaris. Out of the various extracts and cell lines used for studying anticancer activity, the ethanolic extract showed excellent anticancer activity against Human Leukemia Cell Line (K562) with GI50 value 11.9 µg/ml. The present work has for the first time, tried to elucidate the activity of different extracts of Tectaria cicutaria on human cancer cell lines.
K. Preeti * and J. Namdeo
Department of Pharmaceutics, Appasaheb Birnale College of Pharmacy, Sangli, Maharashtra, India.
09 November, 2017
25 January, 2018
18 March, 2018
01 August, 2018