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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 427-433       |                 Available online, April 25, 2018

Evaluation of phytochemicals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory activity of fresh leaf and flower extracts of Tagetes erecta L. grown in Kalaburagi

Rathod Manjula A1* and Mathad Pratima2


1Manjula Rathod, Ph. D. Scholar. Dept. Of P.G. Studies and Research in Botany, Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi-585106. Karnataka, India. 

2Dr. Pratima Mathad,Professor Dept. Of P. G. Studies and Research in Botany, Gulbarga University,  Kalaburagi-585106. Karnataka, India

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Received : 16.01.2018   |   Revised :  09.03.2018   |  Accepted : 29.03.2018    |    Published : 24.04.2018

Tagetes erecta L.  (Asteraceae) is used to treat epileptic fits (Ayurveda), fever, wounds and   microbial infections of livestock’s in folklore medicine of Kalaburagi district.  As little work has been carried out on fresh material so present study aims to evaluate aqueous extracts of fresh leaf and flower for phytochemicals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory activities. The results revealed that the leaf extract was rich in primary as well as secondary metabolites as compared to flower extract. The physicochemical analysis such as moisture, crude fat, crude fibre content and total ash values found higher in leaf extract than flower extract.  The DPPH and Nitric oxide radical scavenging activity found higher in flower extract than the leaf extract when compared to standards. Whereas the Hydrogen peroxide and Reducing power assay of leaf extract showed higher activity than flower extract at different concentrations. Anti-inflammatory activity showed that the HRBC membrane stabilization activity of leaf extract was found higher than flower extract and albumin denaturation activity of flower extract was found higher than leaf extract. From the study it is evident that the fresh leaf and flower extracts of Tagetes erecta are effective source of naturally and pharmacologically active compounds which can be used in herbal remedies.


Key words: Phytochemicals, Free radicals, proximate analysis, anti-inflammatory Tagetes erecta, leaf, flowers, Kalaburagi.


Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

athod Manjula A and Mathad Pratima (2018) Evaluation of phytochemicals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory activity of fresh leaf and flower extracts of Tagetes erecta L. grown in Kalaburagi., Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 427-433. 



Author likes to thanks UGC, Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC students  (JRF) for providing financial support to the study. 


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



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