The aim of the present study was to evaluate the phytochemical investigation of bio-active compounds by using GC-MS and anthelmintic activity of whole plant of chloroform extract of Lantana camara L. GC-MS analysis of chloroform extract of Lantana camara L. was performed on a GC–MS equipment (Thermo Scientific Co. Thermo GC-TRACE ultra ver.: 5.0, Thermo MS DSQ II). The chloroform extract of Lantana camara L. was screened for anthelmintic activity on Pheritima posthuma. The preliminary phytochemical study revealed that chloroform extract of Lantana camara L. contains carbohydrates, alkaloids, glycosides, Flavonoids, tannins, saponins, steroids, phenols. The extracts found significant anthelmintic activity. Based on the result in the study, it was concluded that the GC MS analysis report has shown that Lantana camara L. contain various bio-active compounds like ketones, alkaloids, esters, alcohol, alkenes etc. The phytochemical screening reports revealed the presence of Flavonoids and tannins may be responsible for the anthelmintic activity.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN