STUDY ON MULTIPOTENT MEDICINAL ASPECTS OF SCHIMA WALLICHII (BARK) FROM NAGALAND, NE INDIA
Objective: The present study focuses on the multipotent medicinal aspects of Schima wallichii bark.
Methods: The ethanol and water extracts of the plant were investigated its phytochemical, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anticoagulant as per the standard method.
Results: S. wallichii bark extract was effective against Staphylococcus aureus. It was also found to be a good antioxidant having an IC50 value of 98.7 in ethanolic extract. Further, the water extract increased in prothrombin time to 57.7 s against normal (12.3 s). The different phytochemicals, namely tannin, saponins, steroids, terpenoids, flavonoids, and glycosides, were present. Since the findings showed very less percent inhibition in comparison to curcumin-treated cells, thus both the extracts were both not effective in the antiproliferative assay.
Conclusion: We conclude that this plant is a good candidate for developing a natural drug.
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