Zeitschrift für Pflanzenbiochemie und -physiologie

Zeitschrift für Pflanzenbiochemie und -physiologie
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Total Phenolic Profile and Antiviral Activity of Senna Alexandrina

Sumayya Khadim

Medicinal plants contain various phytochemicals and therefor have a significant influence in treating viral diseases. Humans and animals are both at risk from viral illnesses. Herbal treatments for numerous viral infections are gaining popularity these days due to their broad spectrum of action and lack of adverse effects. In current study, we mainly focused on the isolation of phytochemicals from the Senna alexandrina for this purpose different extraction methods were used. Their phenolic profile was determined by FTIR and high-performance liquid chromatography. Current results revealed that the medicinal plant S. alexandrina contained large amount of important phenols and flavonoids due to which antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiviral activities were observed. So, it was concluded that the plant body of S. alexandrina may have natural compounds and could be used in pharmaceutical industries to boost the body's endogenous antioxidant system, to treat microbial diseases and would be helpful in future for development of drugs against viral diseases.