Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2017)
Phytochemical screening studies of bioactive compounds of African marigold (Tagetes erecta L.)
Author(s): Sandeep Kumar Rajvanshi and Deepa H Dwivedi
Abstract: Ever since Rig-Veda, various parts of plant sources were used as nutraceutical, food supplements, traditional medicines, the major constituent in modern medicines and Ayurveda India is known for its vast diversity of plants species and currently about 2500 medicinal plants are used in various sectors of manufacturing industries African marigold (Tagetes erecta) has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. The medicinal values of the bioactive constituents of such as alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids and phenolic compounds plants have a definite physiological action on the human body The oil extracted from African marigold plant parts such as fresh flower, dry flower, fresh leaves and dry leaves by two methods, hydro-distillation and solvent extraction Total thirteen phytochemical tests were carried out. Out of which 6 phytochemicals were identified in all the samples, which was tested.
How to cite this article:
Sandeep Kumar Rajvanshi and Deepa H Dwivedi. Phytochemical screening studies of bioactive compounds of African marigold (Tagetes erecta L.). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(4): 524-527.