Investigation of phytochemical and in-vitro biological potential of anisoptera scaphula
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This study was intended to identify and assess the potential phytochemical as well as biological properties of the medicinal plant Anisoptrea scaphula (family: Dipterocarpaceae). To fulfill these purposes, different experiments were carried out, such as phytochemical screening, antioxidant activity test, brine shrimp lethality bioassay and thrombolytic activity test. It is evident from different observations that, this plant is an abundant source of large number of long chain hydrocarbons, beta-setosterol, beta-setosterolpalmitate, beta-setosterol-beta-D-glucosidase, mannitol. In the existing investigation, phytochemical screening has indicated the presence of tannins, saponins, carbohydrates, glycosides and glucosides in this particular plant. Additionally, moderate antioxidant, antimicrobial activity and thrombolytic activity ofAnisoptrea scaphula were observed from the experiments. However, it showed significant cytotoxicityin brine shrimp lethality bioassay. So, on the basis of the present investigation, it can be proposed that the plant “Anisoptrea scaphula” can be used as a medicinal plant.