Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2013)
Phytochemical Investigation of Ethnomedicinal Spermacoce ocymoides Roots
M. Jeyachandran,* T. Anantha Kumar and S. Gandhimathi
The roots of S. ocymoides were exhaustively extracted with versatile solvents to get crude extracts, and were subjected to phytochemical analysis, UV and GCMS spectral data. The steroids and reducing sugars are present only in methanolic extract, whereas the phenolic compounds present almost all the extracts except the benzene extract; and the tannins present in benzene and methanolic extracts. Previous literature reveals that there are no tannins in aerial parts of S. ocymoides. In this present work tannins were found in roots of S. ocymoides. Both UV and GCMS analysis shows that there is mixture of components. With this view may helpful to search any new compounds from this part of the plant could be isolated hereafter, and the presence of tannins from S. ocymoides roots may helpful to future investigations of this plant.
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M. Jeyachandran,* T. Anantha Kumar and S. Gandhimathi. Phytochemical Investigation of Ethnomedicinal Spermacoce ocymoides Roots. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;2(3):86-88.