Physicochemical and Phytochemical Contents of the Leaves of Acrostichumaureum L
Preliminary screening of phytochemicals is a valuable step, in the detection of the bioactive principles present in medicinal plants and subsequently, may lead to drug discovery and development. In the present study, chief phytoconstituents of the Acrostichumaureum L (Fern) medicinal plant of Pteridaceae family were identified to relate their presence with bioactivities of the plants. These research findings highlight that methanolic extracts of A. aureum leaves had the highest number of phytochemicals compared to other solvent extracts. Hence, methanolic extracts of A. aureum leaves holds the great potential to treat various human diseases and has profound medical applicability.
V VADIVEL*, M AROCKIA BADHSHEEBA