GC-MS analysis of methanolic extract of aerial parts of Eichhornia crassipes revealed the presence of 26 compounds. The identified compounds such as Goniothalamicin, Arborescidine were reported to have anticancer properties. Compounds such as 1, 8 Dipropoxyanthraquinone (91.33%) reported to have antioxidant property. Ambrosial, Camarolide and trace amount of Muricin were also recorded and reported as antimicrobial compounds. Therefore methanol extract of E.crassipes proves as a potential source of bioactive compounds of pharmacological importance.
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