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Abstract

ISOLATION, CHARACTERIZATION AND PHARMACOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF THE ANTICATRACTOGENIC ACTIVITY OF THE ESTERIFIED LUTEIN FROM MARIGOLD FLOWERS

K. Vijaya*, Pandu and N. Srinivasarao

ABSTRACT

Tagetes erecta, the mexican marigold also called Aztec marigold is a species of genus tagetes. Tagetes erecta is known for its high therapeutic values. These plantsare rich in alkaloids, terpenes, flavonoids, phenolic compounds etc. The dried and cleaned marigold flower petals were taken and lutein was extracted from hexane through conventional extraction by soxlet exractor. The esterified lutein was subjected to analytical procedures like TLC, UV-Visible spectroscopy and IR Spectroscopy. The biological activities like Anti catarctigenic activity was evaluated in Dexamethasone and glucose induced cataract.

Keywords: Tagetes erecta; esterfied lutein, Dexamethasone, Glucose, Cataract.


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