P. Lakshmi Prasanna*1, A. Chandrakala2
S.V.U. College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati – 517502, A.P, India
A B S T R A C T
From ancient times, medicinal plants are used for the traditional purpose of providing relief for several diseases. They follow the fundamental aspects such as safety, quality, and efficacy to ensure the role of plant-based medicines in healthcare. Couroupita guianens is also a type of medicinal plant, which belongs to the Lecythidaceae family. It is also called a Cannonball tree. The whole plant of Couroupita guianens is has several biological activities such as the anti-ulcer, antimicrobial, antioxidant, hypolipidemic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-fertility, antipyretic, anti-stress, analgesic, anti-depressant, wound-healing, anti-biofilm, insecticidal, anti-diarrheal, anxiolytic, hepatoprotective, anti-helminthic, anti-fungal activities. The present study evaluate the Phytochemical screening to determine the presence of chemical constituents used for the antioxidant activity by using DPPH and α-glucosidase inhibition activity for anti-obesity activity and estimates of total phenolic content present in the methanolic extract of Couroupita guianensis.
Keywords: α-glucosidase, antioxidant activity, Total phenolic content, Couroupita guianensis.