Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 3

Anti-inflammatory Effect of Bioactive Compounds of Tagetes erecta (Linn.) Flower Extract

R. Devika* and Justin Koilpillai

*Department of Biotechnology, Sathyabama University, Chennai- 600 119, India.
Department of Botany, St. Joseph’s College, Trichirappalli, India.

Received on 02 April 2015 and accepted on 09 June 2015



Today, plant based drugs has taken its great attention in modern pharmaceutical industries for its less cost and side effects. Phytomedicines utilization has exhibited effective treatment in curing many aliments in Human. The present investigation emphasize on the compounds (Flavonoid and salicylic acid) extracted from Tagetes erecta Linn. flower sample. Tagetes erecta Linn. belong to the Asterceae family and it is proved to exhibit potent anti-inflammatory effect. Flavonoid showed significant effect than the salicylic acid during the period of study.

Keywords : Therapeutic, bioactive compounds, phytomedicine, anti-inflammatory, macrophage, vero cells.