Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2016)
GC-MS analysis of phytochemical compounds present in the rhizome of Gloriosa superba L.
Nikhila GS, Sangeetha G, Preetha TS and Swapna TS
The present study focused on the evaluation of medicinally active compounds from tuber of Gloriosa superba
by Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS). The rhizomes of the Gloriosa superba
were collected, washed, shade dried and powdered. The methanol extract was prepared using soxhlet apparatus and the phytochemicals were screened from this crude methanol tuber extract of Gloriosa superba
. The results indicated the presence of important secondary metabolites such as glycosides, flavonoids, alkaloids, saponins, coumarins, terpenoids, steroids and tannins. Further the extracts were subjected to Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy for the identification of biochemical components present in the rhizome. The results showed that the rhizome containing a wide range of medicinally active phytochemicals so that it could be used as a pharmaceutically potent plant.
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Nikhila GS, Sangeetha G, Preetha TS and Swapna TS. GC-MS analysis of phytochemical compounds present in the rhizome of Gloriosa superba L.. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2016;5(5):17-20.