1Department of Chemistry, Payame Nour University P.O. BOX 19395-3697Tehran, Iran
2Department of Biology, Qaemshahr branch Islamic Azad University of Qaemshahr, Iran
3Department of Chemistry, PayameNour University P.O. BOX19395-3697Tehran, Iran
ABSTRACT Stachys is one of the largest genera in the flowering plant family. It is in the subfamily Lamioideae (Labiatae), spreading and growing in different parts of Iran. The purpose of this study was to investigate the chemical properties of Stachyslavandulifolia as well as the essence, ethanol and methanol extracts of this plant. It was collected from Chulus located in the West of Mazandaran Province. The ethanol and methanol extracts were provided using soxhlet and percolation. The extracts then were defatted and solvent removal performed in a subsequent process. The anticancer activity of extracts was also conducted using MTT assay method in this respect. The test results indicated that there is no significant effect on the inhibition of cell growth when the concentration of extracts is lower than 0.5 mg/ml clarifying that the more the increase in concentration, the more the reduction in growth inhibition.