1*Deepak Chowrasia, 1Nisha Sharma, 2Mohammad Arshad 1
University Institute of Pharmacy, CSJM University, Kanpur, U.P.-208024, India 2Molecular Endocrinology Lab, Department of Zoology, Lucknow University, Lucknow, U.P.-226007, India
Preliminary screening of different crude extract of. M. azedarach was evaluated against human cancer cell lines viz. MCF-7 (breast cancer), SaOS-2 (osteosarcoma), and A431 (epidermoid carcinoma) to search for better herbal based anticancer agent. Solvents used were water, methanol, ethanol, n-butanol, & n-hexane. It has been found that among solvents, methanolic extract of M. azedarach shows comparatively superior activity suggesting presence of phytoconstituents comprising polar functionalities.