SHINDE, DATTATRAYA, Department of Chemistry, University of Mumbai, India
HAYATI Journal of Biosciences Vol. 18 No. 3 (2011): September 2011 - Articles
Syzygium cumini L. better known as Jamun belonging to the family Myrtaceae is identified to have antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and anti-oxidant activities. Anticancer activity of S. cumini L. fruits has been demonstrated. However, anticancer activity of S. cumini seeds on various types of human cancers has not been explored much. The methanol fraction of ethanol extract from the seeds of S. cumini was found to have significant antibacterial activity. This bioactive fraction was further tested positive for its anticancer activity on various types of human cancer cell lines indicating its potency. Structural characterization of the bioactive fraction was achieved using analysis of high performance liquid chromatography, ultra violet and infra red spectrum.