Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2015)
Preliminary test of phytochemical screening of crude ethanolic and aqueous extract of Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn
Author(s): Rohit kumar Bargah
Abstract: The bioactive compounds present in the plant are responsible for the medicinal properties of the plant. The present investigation is aimed in screening the bioactive compounds present in the leaves, stem bark and flowers of Moringa pterygosperma an important ethnomedicinal plant. The qualitative analysis for the present phytochemicals was performed using ethanol and aqueous extracts of leaves, stem bark and flowers of Moringa plant by various standard techniques available. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, glycosides, steroids and phenols in all the extracts varying quantities. Since the plant contain high quantities of these new bioactive potential compounds, it is reliable to possess large number of pharmacological values like antioxidants, antifungal, antibacterial, anti abortifacient, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, diuretics activities and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine.
How to cite this article:
Rohit kumar Bargah. Preliminary test of phytochemical screening of crude ethanolic and aqueous extract of Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2015; 4(1): 07-09.