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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2016; 4(3):379- 384   |    Available online, October 8, 2016

Invitro studies on the primitive pharmacological activities of Adhatoda vasica



Suganthi Nagarasan1 and Boominathan  M2*

1Department of Biotechnology, Marudhupandiyar College, Vallam, Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India.

2Department of Botony, Government Arts College (Men), Kumbakonam- 612 002, Tamilnadu, India.

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Received: 12.08.2016   |   Accepted: 21.09.2016   |   Published : 08.10.2016 

Adhatoda vasica is an indigenous herb belonging to family Acanthaceae has been used in the Indian system of medicine. It was spread all over the India and in some other Asian countries. It contains some phytochemicals such as alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, terpenes, and glycosides. Alkaloids like vasicine, vasicinone, and vasicinol from leaves and roots, flavonoids like apigenin, kaempferol, astragalin, etc, and triterpenes like daucosterol from flowers have been isolated for the study of pharmacological activities such as Antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory activities. In the present study we clearly investigate the in vitro activity of Adhatoda vasica against bacteria, fungi and oxidative stress. Our research reveals that the aqueous, ethanol and chloroform extracts shows maximum inhibitory effect against various bacteria and fungi. In addition to that we proved that these extracts also have antioxidant activity.


Key words: Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Antifungal, DPPH.




Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Suganthi Nagarasan and Boominathan M(2016) Invitro studies on the primitive pharmacological activities of Adhatoda vasica, International J. of Life Sciences, 4 (3): 379-384.



We sincerely thank to Mr. B. Purushothaman, Research Head, TANBIO R and D solution,  during various analysis in his lab and Mr. R. Prasanna Srinivasan lab assistant TANBIO R and D solution


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.


Copyright: © 2016 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.



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