Author(s): Jayanthy .V and Sudarmani Gayathri N
Phytochemicals play an important role in health of human and animals. They have natural medicinal property. Bioactive phytoconstituents have active compounds which can scavenge free radical damage. These bioactive constituents in plants when combined with nutrients and fibers form an integral part of defense mechanism. The present study investigates the bioactive constituent of Albizia amara leaves which is abundantly available southern area of India. The free radical scavenging activity and the active constituents of leaves were studied by FTIR, chromatographic technique using HPTLC and GC-MS.