Nor Mohammad, Nor Mohammad, Mohammad Sakim Majumder, Rashed- Al-qayum, Mohammad Didar Khan, Shovon Bhattacharjee


The traditional medicine involves the use of different plant extracts. This type of study provides the health service at affordable cost. Since, the plant possess many medicinal properties, the present study was designed to evaluate the phytochemicals in the extract of Mikania cordifolia leaves. The leaves were collected and extracted with ethanol. Phytochemical screening was carried out consciously according to standard procedures. Tannins, flavonoids, saponins and gums were found to be present in the extract. Various biological effects of this plant may be attributed to the phytoconstituents present in the extract. The results obtained from this study suggest that the extract of Mikania cordifolia plant possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, analgesic and anti-nociceptive properties.


Keywords: Mikania cordifolia, asteraceae, phytochemicals, tannins and flavonoids. 

| PDF |


. Qayum RA, Khan MD, Moghal MMR, Amin MN, Hossain MS and Hossain MD; Analgesic and antipyretic activities of two medicinal plants - Salvinia minima and Dactyloctenium australe in experimental animal models . Der Pharmacia Sinica. 2013; 4(3): 183-187.

Tambe DA, Chaudhari TB, Chaudhari S; Analgesic activity of Caralluma adscendens roxb. (Aerial parts). Int J Pharm Res Dev. 2010; 7: 10-4.

Alves RR, Rosa IL; Why study the use of animal products in traditional medicines? J Ethnobiol Ethnomed. 2005; 1:5.

Ncube NS, Afolayan AJ, Okoh AI; Assessment techniques of antimicrobial properties of natural compounds of plant origin: current methods and future trends. Afr J Biotech. 2008; 7(12): 1797-806.

Bensky D, Clavey S, Stoger E and Gamble A; Chinese Herbal Medicine. Materia Medica. 2004; 7-8.

Schulz V, Hansel R, Tyler V.E; Rational Phytotherapy: A Physician's Guide to Herbal

Medicine. 4th edition, Berlin Heildelberg: Germany,Springer-Verlag, 2001; pp. 234.

Farnsworth NR, Soejarto DD; Global importance of medicinal plants.In: Akerele O, Heywood V, Synge H (eds) The conservation of medicinal plants. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1991; pp. 25–51.

Bannerman PGC, Mirsky R, Jessen KR, Timpl R, Duance VC; Light microscopic immunolocalization of laminin, type IV collagen, nidogen, heparan sulphate proteoglycan and fibronectin in the enteric nervous system of rat and guinea pig. J Neurocytol. 1986; 15: 432–443.

WHO, IUCN and WWF; Guidelines on the conservation of medicinal plants, IUCN Gland, Switzerland. 1993; 4-6.

Argal A. and Pathak A.K; CNS activity of Calotropis gigantean roots. J Ethnopharmacology, 2006; 106:142-145.

Dewan SMR, Amin MN, Adnan T, Uddin SMN, Shahid-Ud-Daula AFM, Sarwar G, Hossain MS; Investigation of analgesic potential and in vitro antioxidant activity of two plants of Asteraceae family growing in Bangladesh. Journal of Pharmacy Research. 2013; 6(6): 599-603.

Vermani K., Garg S; Herbal medicines for sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS. J. Ethnopharmacol. 2002; 80 (1): 49 - 66.

Agbo BE. and Mboto C I; Phytochemical and Antibacterial Evaluation of Selected Locally Produced Herbal Medicines Sold in Calabar, Nigeria. Archives of Applied Science Research. 2012; 4(5): 1974-1990.

Evans WC; Trease and Evan's Pharmacognosy. University Press, Cambridge.13th edition. 1989; pp. 546.

Ghani A; Medicinal plants of Bangladesh. Asiatic society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. 1998; pp. 54-56.

. Huie CW; A review of modern sample preparation techniques for the extraction and analysis of medicinal plants. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2002; 23-30.

Akinmoladun AC, lbukun EO, Afor E, Obuotor EM, Farombi EO; Phytochemical constituents and antioxidant activity of extract from the leaves of the Ocimum graticcimum. Scientific Research and Essays. 2007; 163-166.

Brow JE and Rice-Evans CA; Luteolin rich artichoke extract protects low-density lipoprotein from oxidation in vitro. Free Radical Res. 1998; 29: 247-255.

Vinson JA, Dabbagh YA, Serry MM and Jang J; Plant flavonoids, especially tea flavonols, are powerful antioxidants using an in vitro oxidation model for heart disease. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 1995; 43: 2800-2802.

Gil MI, Ferreres F and Tomas-Barberan FA; Effect of postharvest storage and processing on the antioxidant constituents (flavonoids and vitamin C) of fresh-cut spinach. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 19099; 47: 2213-2217.

Kahkonen MP, Hopia AI, Vuorela HJ, Rauha JP, Pihlaja K, Kujala TS and Heinonen M; Antioxidant activity of plant extracts containing phenolic compounds. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 1999; 47: 3954-3962.

Kulisic T, Radonic A, Katalinic V and Milos; Use of different methods for testing antioxidative activity of oregano essential oil. Food Chemistry. 2004; 85(4): 633–640.

Tanaka T, Kuie CW, Nagashima Y and Taguchi; Applications of antioxidative Maillard reaction products from histidine and glucose to sardine products. Nippon. Suisan Gakkaishi. 1988; 54: 1409-1414.

Duh PH; Scavenging effect of methanolic extracts of peanut hulls on free-radical and active oxygen species. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 1994; 42: 629–632.

Oweyele victor B, Oloriegbe Yusuf Y, Balogun Elizabeth A, Soladoye Ayodele O; Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of Nelsonia canescens leaf extraxt. J Ethnopharmacology. 2005; 99: 153-156.

Pritam SJ, Amol T, Sanjay BB and Sanjay JS; Analgesic activity of Abelmoschus monihot extracts. International Journal of Pharmacology. 2011; 7(6): 716-720.

Ramprasath, Shanthi P and Sachdanandam; Immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. Nut milk extract in experimental inflammatory conditions. Biol. Pharm. Bull. 2006; 29: 693-700.

Simose, CMO, Schenckel EP, Gosman G; Farmacognosia: da planta ao medicamento. Santa Catarina: UFSC e UFRGS. 1999

Ahmad AA, Zain U, Abdulaziz MM, Riaz U, Iqbal H, Shabir A, Muhammad T; Evaluation of the chemical composition and element analysis of Urtica dioca. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 2012; 6(21): 1555-1558.

Kubmarawa D, Ajoku G.A. Enworem N.M. and Okorie D.A; ) Preliminary phytochemical and antimicrobial screening of 50 medicinal plants from Nigeria. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 2007; 6: 1690-1696.

Barnes Peter J; Anti-inflammatory action of glucocorticoids: molecular mechanisms. Clinical Science. 1998; 94: 557-572.

About this article





Additional Links

Manuscript Submission


Innovare Journal of Life Sciences
Vol 1 Issue 3 2013 (Oct-Dec) Page: 24-27

Online ISSN



768 Views | 12 Downloads

Authors & Affiliations

Nor Mohammad

Nor Mohammad

Mohammad Sakim Majumder

Rashed- Al-qayum

Mohammad Didar Khan

Shovon Bhattacharjee


  • There are currently no refbacks.