Monday , 18 February 2019

Research Article Phytochemical Screening and Acute Toxicity Study of Methanol extract of “Cassia tora” Seeds

Raghuram Akinapelli*1, S.N Sri Harsha1, D. Yashwanth Kumar2
Faculty of Pharmacy, PACIFIC University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

A B S T R A C T
Many plant species have been used by most ethnic groups for treating different disease conditions ranging from small infections to skin diseases, asthma, dysentery, malaria and other multiple indications. Herbal Medicine is usage of herbs for therapeutic and medicinal importance. An herb is a variety of chemical substances that act upon the body. Medicinal plants have been identified and utilized allover human history. Plants have the capacity to synthesize a plethora of chemical compounds that are used to normalize altered important   biological   functions, and to   protect   against predators such as fungi, insects, and herbivorous mammals. So we screened active phytochemical constituents and evaluated acute toxicity potential of methanol extract of seeds of Cassia tora. The methanol extract of seeds of Cassia tora showed presence of various phytoconstituents like Alkaloids, glycosides, saponins, flavonoids, fixed oils & fats, Proteins, Phenol compounds and tannins and extract was safe up to 2000 mg/kg orally proved through acute toxicity study.

Keywords: Cassia tora, Acute Toxicity, Phytochemical screening, Medicinal Plants.

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