Potential in-vitro phyto-chemicals investigation of leaves of Ravenala madagascariensis sonnerat

Author : Md. Reyad-ul-Ferdous, Mosharaf Hossen, Nasir Uddin, Md. Saiful Islam Arman, Ariful Islam, Sujan Bose

Nature is the abundant source of medicines. All plants contents lots of chemicals which are call phytochemicals. These phytochemicals exhibit several biological activities. Every day we take lots of phytochemicals with foods. These phytochemicals regulate our body systems. In present investigation, the leaves methanolic extract of R. madagascariensis was subjected to the Preliminary phytochemicals screening. This investigation revealed that the presence of various potential phytochemicals such as tannins, saponins, steroids, terpenoids as well as triterpenoids. The presence of these phytoconstituent exhibit potential biological activities like as analgesic, cardioprotective, Lipid lowering activity, antidiabetics, hepatoprotective, antidiarrhoeal, anticancer, antiasthmatic activities, antioxidant, antimicrobial and so on. These investigation only preliminary studies to isolate potential compounds which may be use as a lead compound for several biological activities. Further depth investigation required to find out lead compounds.

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