PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTY OF AERVA LANATAAbstract
The present study was investigated to determine the possible phytochemical components from the solvents such as hexane, ethyl acetate and ethanolic extract of Aerva lanata. Among the phytochemical screening of these extracts, ethanolic extract showed that the whole plant was rich in carbohydrate, tannin, flavonoids, quinones, cardiac glycosides, phenols, and coumarins. Further, the study was extended by analyzing the antioxidant potential using DPPH method. Among all the extracts ethanolic extract showed better antioxidant activity at the concentration of 75 µg/ml when compared to other solvents.