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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2017)

Pharmaco-chemical characterization of leaves of Blumea mollis (D. Don) merr. from Western Ghats of wayanad region of Kerala, India

Author(s): Sreelekha KP, Ajeesh Krishna TP, Adarsh Krishna TP, Deepa PE, Darsana Udayan, Sanis Juliet, Suresh N Nair and Reghu Ravindran
Abstract: Blumea mollis (D. Don) Merr. is one of the plant belonging to Asteraceae family traditionally used for the treatment of various ailments. The present study deals with the pharmaco-chemical characterization of Blumea mollis (D. Don) Merr, found in Western Ghats of Wayanad region of Kerala. The physico-chemical studies showed that the plant leaves contained foreign content 0.313 %, moisture content 11.333 %, total ash content 11.416 %, acid soluble ash 56.833 %, water soluble ash 15.054 % and alcohol soluble ash 10.595%. The crude ethanolic extract and its four fractions showed the presence of biologically active phyto-constituents. The study also included preparation of different extracts by successive solvent extraction for detailed analysis. Florescence profiling of the plant powder was done under visible, short and long UV light, which signified its characteristics. The findings of the present study will be useful in setting the quality control parameters for the plant.
Pages: 319-323  |  984 Views  43 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sreelekha KP, Ajeesh Krishna TP, Adarsh Krishna TP, Deepa PE, Darsana Udayan, Sanis Juliet, Suresh N Nair and Reghu Ravindran. Pharmaco-chemical characterization of leaves of Blumea mollis (D. Don) merr. from Western Ghats of wayanad region of Kerala, India. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(4): 319-323.
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