Analysis of Phytoconstiuents and Cytotoxic Activities of Different Parts of Ocimum sanctum

  • Sushika Joshi Central Department of Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
  • Anish Kumar Karna Central Department of Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
Keywords: Beta-sitosterol, Ursolic acid, spectroscopic techniques, brine shrimp bio assay

Abstract

Phytochemical screening of extracts of Ocimum Sanctum revealed the presence of fatty acids, steroids, triterpenoid, phenolic compound, flavonoid, glycoside, quinines, and carotenoids. β-sitosterol and Ursolic acid were isolated from leaves of the plant by using column chromatography and  identification  of these compounds were performed with the help of melting points, Co-TLC  and spectroscopic techniques such as IR, 1HNMR and 13 CMR. GC-MS of hexane fraction showed presence of pentanal, sotolone, hexane-3-one, hexane-2-ol, caryphyllene, benzene 1,2 di-carbolylic acids, isoeugenol, cavracrol and eugenol compounds. The brine shrimp bio assay showed  LC50 value 213.7,  97.72 and 21.87 for hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of leaves respectively, where as LC50 value 169.84, 141.25 and 151.35 for hexane, ethyl acetate and methanol  extracts of stem respectively. All extracts are pharmacologically active.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v1i3.8609

Int J Appl Sci Biotechnol, Vol. 1(3) 2013 : 137-144

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2013-09-25
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Joshi, S., & Karna, A. (2013). Analysis of Phytoconstiuents and Cytotoxic Activities of Different Parts of Ocimum sanctum. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 1(3), 137-144. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v1i3.8609
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