Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2013)
Comparison of Curcuma caesia Roxb. With Other Commonly Used Curcuma Species by Hptlc
Author(s): Reshma V. Lawand1, Santosh V. Gandhi1
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate phytochemical constituent of Curcuma caesia Roxb. and compare it with other curcuma species like Curcuma longa and Curcuma amada by using HPTLC. The plant extract is obtained by soxhlet extraction method by using methanol as solvent. Phytochemical analysis was performed on plant extract to detect the presence of phytoconstituents and comparison is done by using HPTLC. Phytochemical screening revealed the presence of phenolics, alkaloids, tannins, terpenoid in Curcuma caesia. HPTLC fingerprinting shows presence of camphor in Curcuma caesia and absent in C. amada and C. longa while curcumin is absent in C. caesia which is marker of C. amada & C. longa. The HPTLC is also suitable for rapid and simple authentication and comparison of differences among the samples of identical plant resource but of different species.
Track 1: Camphor RS; Track 2: C. caesia; Track 3: C. amada; Track 4: C. longa; Track 5: Curcumin RS Fig 1: Developed TLC plate of Curcuma species with standards (after derivatization)
How to cite this article:
Reshma V. Lawand1, Santosh V. Gandhi1. Comparison of Curcuma caesia Roxb. With Other Commonly Used Curcuma Species by Hptlc. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2013; 2(4): 126-131.