Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2017)
Analysis of biactive compounds and inorganic elemental analysis in Aplotaxis auriculata rhizomes
Author(s): R Shalini and S Velavan
Abstract: In the present study to investigate phytochemicals and inorganic elements in Aplotaxis auriculata. The results of this study clearly indicate that the preliminary phytochemical analysis of Aplotaxis auriculata (rhizome) revealed presence of flavonoids, polyphenol, steroids, tannin, saponins, glycosides, anthraquinones, steroids, alkaloids, carbohydrate, pholphenol while and protein were absent. Quantitative analysis revealed that Aplotaxis auriculata rhizome plant rich amount of total phenol (255.84±17.85mg/gm), alkaloids (40±2.80mg/gm), saponin (20±1.40mg/gm) and flavonoids (225.02±15.75mg/gm) were presented. The vitamin analysis of Aplotaxis auriculata rhizome plant showed that the presence of Vitamin C, D and E. Vitamin A were absent. The inorganic elements of Aplotaxis auriculata rhizome plant showed that the presence of calcium, sodium, potassium, sulphate, phosphorus, chloride, Nitrate magnesium while and iron was absent. The results of the present study concluded that Aplotaxis auriculata may be a good source of phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. Supplementation of this Aplotaxis auriculata rhizome may be useful for human health associated emerging diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hypertension and cancer.
How to cite this article:
R Shalini and S Velavan. Analysis of biactive compounds and inorganic elemental analysis in Aplotaxis auriculata rhizomes. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(1): 207-210.