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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2017; 5(1):82-86      |    Available online, 06 April, 2017

In-vitro studies on the primitive pharmacological activities of Andrographis paniculata and 

Centella asiatica



Nivedheedha M and Sivasubramaniyan C*

Department of Environmental and Herbal Science, Tamil University, Thanjavur-613010, Tamilnadu, India,

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Received: 31.01.2017 | Accepted: 12.03.2017 | Published : 06.04.2017

From ancient times, Medicinal plants were used for the treatment of various deadly diseases. Especially Asian countries like India, srilanka, Indonesia  etc., were used medicinal plants as a potential curing agent for various diseases and used in their different medicinal system named ayurvedic, siddha etc.,.  Andrographis paniculata from Acanthaceae and Centella asiatica from Apiaceae were make a mile stone in the traditional medicine. Both of these plants contain phytochemicals such as flavonoids, flavones, and diterpenoides etc., They have various pharmacological activities whereas in the present study we clearly investigate their antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant activities in their leaves extracts. Our research reveals that the aqueous extract shows maximum inhibitory effect against the tested bacteria and fungi when compared to others. In addition to that we evidenced that these extracts also have antioxidant activity.


Key words: Methanol, DPPH, Chloramphenicol.



Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Nivedheedha M and Sivasubramaniyan C (2017) In-vitro studies on the primitive pharmacological activities of Andrographis paniculata and Centella asiatica, International J. of Life Sciences, 5 (1): 82-86.



I am deeply grateful to UGC for providing me UGC-BSR fellowship which help me conducting the experimental work smoothly and to the Dr. OMKAR, HOD of Zoology Department, University of Lucknow for all sources and materials used for reviewed this manuscript, for his valuable support and guidance.


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



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