Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 7 - 2020
In Vitro Antiplatelet Aggregation Activity of Aqueous and Alcoholic Leaf Extracts of Azadirachta indica
Lalitha Chandrasekar and Sankaranarayanan Chandrasekaran*
Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding Author: Sankaranarayanan Chandrasekaran, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamilnadu, India.
Received: April 15, 2020; Published: June 30, 2020




Abstract

Azadirachta indica considered as 'kalpavriksh of kalyuga’ has diverse pharmacological properties. The present study was carried out to assess the in vitro antiplatelet aggregation activity of Azadirachta indica leaf extracts by platelet aggregation assay using platelet rich plasma (PRP). Aqueous and alcoholic leaf extracts (AILE) were prepared and the percentage inhibition of platelet aggregation was examined and compared with standard drug aspirin. The studies revealed that both the extracts dose dependently inhibited platelet aggregation. The effect was more pronounced in alcoholic extract (45.8%) than aqueous extracts (25%). These results suggest that phytoconstituents of leaf extract exerted antiplatelet aggregation activity. However further studies to identify the active ingredient and their molecular mechanism needs to be explored.

 Keywords: Azadirachta indica; AILE; Antiplatelet Aggregation Activity; Platelet Rich Plasma

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Citation: Lalitha Chandrasekar and Sankaranarayanan Chandrasekaran. “In Vitro Antiplatelet Aggregation Activity of Aqueous and Alcoholic Leaf Extracts of Azadirachta indica". EC Diabetes and Metabolic Research 4.7 (2020): 13-17.

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