Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2015)
Biochemical studies on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)
Author(s): Vandana Pathak, Shubham Shrivastav
Abstract: Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) plays a key role in traditional health care system for human and animals. Seeds from wheat crops possess a significant amount of phytochemicals. In Present study qualitative and quantitative phytochemical analysis of wheat extract was made. Various bioactive compounds like alkaloids, saponins, glycosides, terpenoids, steroids, flavonoids and tannins were detected. The presence of such compounds in plants might be responsible for their curative effect. HPTLC studies of alcoholic extracts were carried out. HPTLC chromatogram shows many colored spots which indicate the presence of biomolecules in the drug. The findings of the study reveals a strong hope for development of more chemotherapeutic agents.
How to cite this article:
Vandana Pathak, Shubham Shrivastav. Biochemical studies on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2015; 4(3): 171-175.