Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
A study on the different pigments in Clitoria ternatea L. Varities (Fabaceae)
Author(s): Arya S, Rajesh Kumar T, Santhosh Kumar R and Anju VS
Abstract: Medicinal Plants are rich source of therapeutic compounds that have tremendous applications in pharmaceutical industry. Clitoria has three varieties Clitoria ternatea L. Var. ternatea Hook. F. (white), Clitoria ternatea L. Var. ternatea Hook. F. (Blue) and Clitoria ternatea L. Var. Pleniflora Fantz. (Blue var), Clitoria is an attractive perennial climber with conspicuous blue or white flowers. Plant leaves contain a number of light absorbing pigments, many of which are associated with photosynthesis. Chlorophyll a, b, xanthophylls and Carotene are the primary photosynthetic pigments responsible for capturing light energy for use in photochemical reactions. The present study aimed to calculate the Rf value of identified pigments of Clitoria varieties using Thin Layer chromatography.
How to cite this article:
Arya S, Rajesh Kumar T, Santhosh Kumar R and Anju VS. A study on the different pigments in Clitoria ternatea L. Varities (Fabaceae). Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 1107-1109.