Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2015)
Comparative phytochemical analysis of aerial parts of A. procumbeans, F. dichotoma, S. sponteneum, S. nigra and T. angustifolia
Author(s): Hemali Padalia, Sumitra Chanda
Abstract: Traditional medicinal plants can be good source of herbal drug. This herbal or traditional medicine have a use of various phytochemical or the bioactive compounds. Phytochemicals also known as secondary metabolites, natural plant constituents present in all plant parts which are responsible for medicinal properties of plants. The aim of the present work is comparative phytochemical analysis of aerial part of five different plants viz. A. procumbean, F. dichotoma, S. sponteneum, S. nigra L, T. aungustifolia. Qualitative phytochemical analysis was done by various phytoconstituent like flavonoid, tannins, phlobatannis, steroid, saponins, cardiac glycosides, triterpenes and alkaloid. Determination of total alkaloids content was carried out. The result shows the presence of cardiac glycosides and steroids in all the five plants maximum being in A. procumbeans. Maximum alkaloids content was found in T. aungustifolia aerial part. Phytochemical screening of plant extracts shows the presence of different level of the cardiac glycosides, steroids, saponins, tannins, alkaloids and triterpenes in the all five plants. The present study suggested that use of these plants in herbal medicine and recommends for making new therapeutic agents needs.
How to cite this article:
Hemali Padalia, Sumitra Chanda. Comparative phytochemical analysis of aerial parts of A. procumbeans, F. dichotoma, S. sponteneum, S. nigra and T. angustifolia. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2015; 4(2): 11-16.