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Article – Journal of Natural Products and Resources

Journal of Natural Products and Resources, Volume 3,Issue 2,2017 Pages 134-136

Phytochemical Analysis, Total Phenolic Content, Antioxidant and Antidiabetic Activity of Sansevieria cylindrica Leaves Extract
Tanveer Ahamad, Devendra Singh Negi, Mohammad Faheem Khan*

Traditionally, Genus Sansevieria has been used for the treatment of various ailments in African countries since ancient time. In South Africa and tropical American countries, a crude drug obtained from Sansevieria trifasciata species is sold out in the local market to cure the snakebite and inflammatory conditions. In this study, chemical and pharmacological studies of Sansevieria cylindrica have been carried out. Phytochemical analysis of extracts of Sansevieria cylindrica leaves showed the presence of steroids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, and phenolic acids. Methanol fraction was found to show maximum phenolic content. Ethanol extract and its methanol fraction exhibited significant antioxidant and antidiabetic activities. The ethanol extract inhibited 80.5%, whereas methanol fraction showed 83.6% inhibition of DPPH free radicals at 100 μg/mL concentration respectively. In addition, methanol fraction exhibited 57.9% inhibition of glucose-6-phosphatase enzyme at 100 μM concentration. Our study confirmed the traditional uses of Sansevieria cylindrica plants for the treatment of various diseases.

Keywords: Sansevieria cylindrical; Phytochemical Analysis; Total Phenolic Content; Antioxidant Activity; Antidiabetic Activity;