Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2013)
Preliminary Phytochemical Screening and Physico-ChemicalParameters of Artemisia absinthium and Artemisia annua
Praveen Kumar Ashok 1*, Kumud Upadhyaya 2
The family Asteraceae or compositae known as the ester, daisy or sunflower family is the largest family of flowering plants. Artemisia is a large diverse genus of plants with between 100 to 150 species belonging to the family asteraceae (compositae). It comprises hardy herbs and shrubs known for their volatile oils. They grow in temperate climate of the northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere usually in dry or, semidry habitats. The collected herbs were authenticated, dried and extracted to calculate the percentage of yield. Phytochemical studies of the Hexane and alcoholic extracts showed the presence of various phytoconstituents i.e. carbohydrate, saponins, phytosterol, proteins and amino acid, tannin, phenolic compounds and flavonoids. It was observed that all the extracts show more important chemical constituents for various pharmacological activities. The determination of these characters will aid future investigators in their Pharmacological analysis of this species.
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Praveen Kumar Ashok 1*, Kumud Upadhyaya 2. Preliminary Phytochemical Screening and Physico-ChemicalParameters of Artemisia absinthium and Artemisia annua. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;1(6):229-235.