Phytochemical and biological investigation of kaempferia galangal laves
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Kaempferia galangal is also known as aromatic ginger, resurrection lily, kencur or sand ginger, belongs to the ginger family which is a monocotyledonous plant. These plants are very famous for their medicinal use worldwide and especially in Indian regions. This plant is not only famous for their medicinal use but also for cooking and cosmetic purposes. In this particular study, in-vitro antioxidant activity of the methanol and acetone extract of Kaempferia galangal leaves was determined be DPPH (2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydraziyl) free radical scavenging assay. Brine shrimp lethality test was performed to determine the cytotoxic effect and the LC50 value was calculated and has been compared to standard.