Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2016)
Preliminary phytochemical screening of Basella rubra Linn.
Author(s): Manju Singh, Rajesh Kumari, Durgesh Nandini and Mita Kotecha
Abstract: Basella rubra Linn. belongs to family Basellaceae. The present paper includes macroscopy, preliminary phytochemical and physicochemical evaluation & TLC profile. Physicochemical parameters such as total ash value, acid insoluble ash value and water soluble ash value were determined which were 27.1921.171% w/w, 0.7376 0.2459% w/w, 15.464 1.879% w/w respectively. Preliminary phytochemical analyses of extracts were carried out. The results were positive for carbohydrates, reducing sugar, protein, saponin. etc. These secondary metabolites are the active constituents of and it may be responsible for its pharmacological activities.
How to cite this article:
Manju Singh, Rajesh Kumari, Durgesh Nandini and Mita Kotecha. Preliminary phytochemical screening of Basella rubra Linn.. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2016; 5(4): 224-226.