Phytochemical and biological evaluation of begonia roxburghii
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The aim of this study was to investigate the Phytochemical and Biological properties of Begonia roxburghii from Begoniaceae family. To meet the goal of this study several chemical tests was performed such as test for tannin, resin, saponin, glycoside and alkaloids. By observing the results from required chemical tests it has been found that this medicinal plant contains some essential phytochemicals such as tannin, saponin, resin, glycoside and alkaloids. To investigate the biological property such as antioxidant activity the DPPH assay was performed. To investigate the cytotoxicity of the plant extract the Brine shrimp lethality bioassay was performed. At the end, moderate antioxidant property has been observed and slightly higher cytotoxic property has been found in this evaluation.