Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2016)
Phytochemical Characterization of Triticum Aestivum (Wheat Grass)
M Suriyavathana, I Roopavathi, Vinu vijayan
Many drugs commonly used today are of herbal origin. Some are made from plant extracts; others are synthesized to mimic a natural plant compound. Wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the most widely used health foods, but its functional groups and mechanisms remain unidentified. Wheat germinated over a period of 6-10 days is generally called wheatgrass. During germination, vitamins, minerals, and phenolic compounds including flavonoids are synthesized in wheat sprouts. The present study was designed to evaluate relative contribution of different phytochemicals in various extracts of wheat grass; the leaves of the selected medicinal plant were washed, air dried and then powdered. The various extract of leaves sample was used for the phytochemical analysis to find out the phytochemical constituents in the plant. Phytochemical analysis results of this medicinal plant showed the presence of terpenoids, flavonoids and alkaloids were found. Qualitative phytochemical analysis of this plant confirms the presence of various phytochemicals like alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, terpenoids, steroids, and glycosides in their methanolic leaves extract. The present study dealt with highlighting of the phytochemicals with respect to the role of this plant in traditional medicinal system. The phytochemical analysis of the plants is very important commercially and has great interest in pharmaceutical companies for the production of the new drugs for curing of various diseases. It is expected that the important phytochemical properties recognized by our study in this indigenous medicinal plant will be very useful in the pharmacological field.
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M Suriyavathana, I Roopavathi, Vinu vijayan. Phytochemical Characterization of Triticum Aestivum (Wheat Grass). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(1):283-286.