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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2014)

Comparative HPTLC fingerprint profile of triterpenes in the methanolic extracts of Ocimum basilicum L. and Mentha arvensis L. (Lamiaceae)

Author(s):

Asha. D and Lizzy Mathew

Abstract:
A comparative account of the Triterpenes present in the methanolic extract of Ocimum basilicum L. and Mentha arvensis L. were done using HPTLC. Plant materials were extracted with methanol in a soxhlet extractor. CAMAG HPTLC system equipped with Linomat 5 applicator, TLC scanner 3 and WIN CATS software were used. The methanol extract of the plants were fingerprinted in Toluene:Chloroform:Ethanol (4:4:1) solvent system and scanned densitometrically under UV using anisaldehyde sulphuric acid as reagent. This study can be taken as a tool for chemotaxonomic identification, useful in differentiating the species from the adulterant.

Pages: 171-175  |  1366 Views  25 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Asha. D and Lizzy Mathew. Comparative HPTLC fingerprint profile of triterpenes in the methanolic extracts of Ocimum basilicum L. and Mentha arvensis L. (Lamiaceae). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2014;3(4):171-175.