Pharmacological Evaluation of Anti-Arthritic Activity of Helictress Isora Plant Leaves
Keywords:Helicteres isora leaves, phytochemical investigations, Anti-arthritic activity
In this study, pharmacognostic and phytochemical investigations on the various fractions of Helicteres isora leaves was carried out with the standard procedures. The phytochemical analysis shows the presence of flavonoids, tannins, saponin, alkaloids, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, steroids, terpenoids, and fats in the Helicteres isora leaves that support the traditional use of the plant in the management of various ailments. Information regarding chemical constituents and physicochemical characteristics of Helicteres isora leaves would be useful for standardization and formulation of herbal drugs for the treatment of various diseases. Results obtained in the present study, it may be concluded that Helicteres isora leaves possesses significant anti-arthritic activity. Further, research may be planned as an extension of this work which could prove Helicteres isora leaves as a potent anti-arthritic agent.