STUDY OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF LEAVES OF TRIDAX PROCUMBENS AS AN ANTI-SOLAR
Gore Meghana, Gharge Varsha, Ahire Pallavi, Ghorpade Pranita, Dr. Yadav Adhikrao, Bhandwalkar Omkar*
Objective: The present study aimed at the phytochemical examination and anti-solar activity of Tridax procumbens Linn. (leaf) methonolic extract has more flavonoid content based on this chemical substance photo protective activity was evaluated using UV visible spectrophotometry, where the method is diffused transmittance and the range of UV-visible about 200-400nm. Methods: The pulverized dried Tridax procumbens leaves were extracted with ethanol using soxhlet apparatus. Ethanol extract were filtered & evaporated to dryness. The photo protective activity was evaluated by using UV visible spectrophotometry, where the method it is diffused transmittance and the range of UV-visible about 200-400nm for absorption. Results: The UV scanning absorption spectra of the extract showed very strong absorption at 0.273 A with max at 397 nm. Conclusion: The extract has an ability to absorb in the entire UV range.
Keywords: Tridax procumbens, Soxhlet apparatus, UV radiation, Anti-solar.
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