ANTIMICROBIAL, ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTICANCER ACTIVITY OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES SYNTHESIZED FROM BOERHAAVIA DIFFUSA LINN.
Geetha Paramasivam, Revathy Kannan, Sugapriya Menaga Paulraj, Sankaralingam Subbiah and Jeyaraj Pandiarajan*
The present study focused the synthesis, characterization and multifacet properties of silver nanoparticles obtained from Boerhaavia diffusa Linn. Silver nanoparticles were subjected to UV- Spectrophotometry, SEM, EDAX, FTIR and XRD confine nanoparticles synthesis.DPPH assay and Hydrogen Peroxide assay were used to analyse its antioxidant property. Finally the anticancer activity was carried out using Human hepatic carcinoma cell lines (HepG2). The silver Nanoparticles obtained from the leaf extract of Boerhaavia diffusa had a great antimicrobial activity against pathogenic strains of bacteria and fungi, exhibited fine free radical scavenging activity and showed superior anticancer activity against Human hepatic carcinoma cell lines (HepG2).
Keywords: Nanotechnology, Boerhaavia diffusa, UV- Spectrophotometry, FTIR, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticancer.
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