Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 3

UV Absorbing Property of Ageratum conyzoides Linn Leaves

Tanaya Ghosh1, Prasenjit Mitra2 and Prasanta Kumar Mitra1

1Department of Medical Biotechnology, Sikkim Manipal University, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim, India
2Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

*Corresponding Author: Prasanta Kumar Mitra, Professor and Head, Department of Medical Biotechnology, Sikkim Manipal University, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim, India.

Received: February 19, 2020; Published: February 27, 2020



  Ageratum conyzoides Linn (A. conyzoides L.) is a medicinal plant. The plant contains numerous phytochemicals which have shown diverse pharmacological activities such as analgesic, allelopathy, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antidiabetic, anticancer, antiprotozoal, spasmolytic, anti-inflammatory and many more. Aim of the present study was to examine UV absorbing property of A. conyzoides L. leaves, if any. Leaves of A. conyzoides L. were collected and identified by the taxonomist. Solvent extractions of the leaves were made separately by using chloroform, acetone, methanol, ethanol, benzene and ethyl acetate. The extractions were separately exposed for absorption of UV ray in a spectrophotometer using UV region (200 - 400 nm). Result showed that all solvent extracts of the leaves had UV absorbing property but ethanol extract had maximum activity. Ethanol extract of A. conyzoides L. leaves may be further studied for isolation of the active compound(s) responsible for UV absorbing property.

Keywords: Ageratum conyzoides Linn. Leaves; Solvent Extractions; UV Absorbing Property



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Citation: Prasanta Kumar Mitra., et al. “UV Absorbing Property of Ageratum conyzoides Linn Leaves".Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 4.3 (2020): 16-20.

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