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Abstract

Medicinal plant Aloe vera are reported to have anti-cancer properties. In the present work, a phytochemical study in Aloe vera was evaluated qualitatively and further analysed using gas chromatography. Aloe vera leaves were washed, shade dried and homogenized to get a filtrate which was extracted in ethanol using Soxhlet apparatus. The ethanolic extract was subjected to various phytochemical tests and also evaluated using gas chromatography. As a result, the qualitative phytochemical analysis of A.vera ethanolic leaves extracts confirmed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, carbohydrates, proteins, saponins, phenols, terpenoids and phytosterols. Gas chromatographic analysis of A.vera ethanolic leaves extracts showed all these eight compounds. All these compounds are of pharmacological importance as they possess properties such as anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, analgesic, antibacterial, and antifungal activity. Future work is essential to explore its therapeutic applications.

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Aloe vera Anti-cancer activity Flavonoids Gas chromatogram Tannins

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Jannathul firdous, Karpagam T, Varalakshmi, Sugunabai J, Gomathi S, Revathy, & Noorzaid Muhamad. (2019). Phytochemical study in ethanolic leaves extract of Aloe vera using Gas chromatography. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 10(2), 1470-1473. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v10i2.720