Saket Saurav, Kalpana Prajapati, Dr. Satkar Prasad, Dr. Sailesh Kumar Ghatuary


Nymphaea caerulea, known in English as Egyptian lotus, blue lotus, blue water lily (RSA), Cape water lily (RSA), frog's pulpit (RSA), blue lotus of the Nile  blue waterlily, blue Egyptian lotus,  blue Egyptian water lily (India), sacred blue lily of the Nile (India), Cape blue waterlily (USA) and sacred blue lily, is a water lily in the genus Nymphaea, a botanical variety of Nymphaea caerulea. The aim of present work extraction, phytochemical screening and anti-infllamatry activity of hydroalcoholic extract of Nymphaea caerulea The present finding reveals that Hydroalcoholic extract Nymphaea caerulea leaves efficiently inhibits alpha amylase enzymes in vitro in a dose dependent manner. The Hydroalcoholic extract Nymphaea caerulea leaves showed a dose dependent inhibitory effect on alpha-amylase activity. The antidiabetic action of Hydroalcoholic extracts Nymphaea caerulea leaves can also be attributed to the intestinal alpha-amylase inhibitory activity. Further studies are required to elucidate whether Hydroalcoholic extract Nymphaea caerulea leaves have antidiabetic potential by in vivo for validating the traditional claim of the plant.


Key words: Nymphaea caerulea, Extraction,  Phytochemical screening, Anti-infllamatry activity, Hydroalcoholic extract

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