Sai Koushik O, Srinivasa Babu P, Ramadoss Karthikeyan
Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers. Graminae/Poaceae is called as Aruvam pillu in Tamil, Bermuda grass in English. A creeping herb rooting at the joints with smooth upward stem. It was distributed in all tropical and subtropical region of the world. The herb contains beta sitosterol, beta-carotene, vitamin C, palmitic acid, and triterpenoids. Alkaloids like ergonovine, ergonovivine, ferulic acid, syringic acid, vanillic acid. It is reported to have antiseptic, diuretic; It is a folk remedy for calculus, cancer, carbuncles, convulsions, cough, cramps, cystitis, and wounds. The aim of this research is to explore the antioxidant activity, leads to anticancer potential of this plant material. There were three different extracts used for the evaluation of this activity. In this, ethyl acetate and methanolic extracts showed sufficiently greater activity compared with the control in the study.