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IN VITRO ANALYSIS OF SECONDARY METABOLITES FROM VARIOUS EXTRACTS OF ANONA SQUAMOSA AERIAL PARTS

S. Selvakumar* and Barnali Sarkar.

Annona squamosa which is commonly known as custard apple in English and seetha pazham in tamil litrature having various biological and pharmacological activities. More pharmacological investigation should be performed using the latest technique to discover the efficacy of the plant. The secondary metabolites in Chloroform, ethyl acetate and aqueous extracts of A.squamosa were undertaken. Plants are rich in a variety of phytochemicals including tannins, terpenoids, alkaloids, and flavonoids which have been found in vitro to have antimicrobial properties . Although the mechanism of action and efficacy of these herbal extracts in most cases is still needed to be validated scientifically, these preparations mediate important host responses. The results of the present study indicate that the presence of various Phytochemicals in this plants. Key words: Traditional medicines, Secondary metabolites, A.squamosa, Pharmacology, steroids.

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