Ann Pharmacol Pharm | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Phytochemical Screening and Antioxidant Activity of Argemone mexicana Leaf Methanol Extract

Magaji MB1, Haruna Y2 and Muhammad A2*

1Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Nigeria 2Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria

*Correspondance to: Muhammad A 

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Abstract

Nowadays Synthetic drugs are becoming less effective due to the organism resistant activities. Plantbased phytochemicals are becoming potentially more promising, there by replacing the synthetic drugs. The current study was conducted to detect for phytochemicals and antioxidant activity of methanol leaves extracts of A. mexicana using standard procedures of qualitative screening and total phenolic content. Total extractable of A. mexicana leaves showed 81.9 g yield. The Qualitative phytochemical screening shows the presence of Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Saponins, Tannins, Terpenoids, Reducing sugar and absence of Steroids and Anthraquinones. Total phenolic content was 91.55 ± 0.21 mg of Gallic Acid Equivalent (GAE). The presence of phyto-chemical components is suggestive of being responsible for the numerous health benefits of A. Mexicana leaves in both traditional and modern medicine

Keywords:

Antioxidants; Argemone mexicana; Drugs; Phytochemical

Citation:

Magaji MB, Haruna Y, Muhammad A. Phytochemical Screening and Antioxidant Activity of Argemone mexicana Leaf Methanol Extract. Ann Pharmacol Pharm. 2019;4(1):1167.

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