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Screening of anticancer medicinal plants for secondary metabolites

  title={Screening of anticancer medicinal plants for secondary metabolites},
  author={Minhajur Rahman and Ataur Rahman and A. N. M. Alamgir},
  journal={Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry},
Anticancer medicinal plants contain cancer healing property due to their bioactive secondary metabolites. In the present work, 23 anticancer medicinal plant species representing 10 families of Metachlamydeae were considered for qualitative assessment of the secondary metabolites such as alkaloids, flavonoids, sterols, tannins, glycosides and saponins. All plant parts except the leaf of Leucas aspera gave positive responses to different alkaloid detecting reagents. For 6 other secondary… 
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