Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Analysis of bioactive constituents from Ceropegia bulbosa Roxb. Var. Bulbosa: An endangered medicinal plant from Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India
Sunita Arora and Sonam Meena
Plants are valuable resources for herbal drug extraction. Present analysis is based on most trusted analytical procedure to detect bioactive phytoconstituents from whole vegetative plant of Ceropegia bulbosa
Roxb. var. bulbosa
. Phytochemical compounds were investigated using Perkin-Elmer gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, while the mass spectra of the compounds found in the extract was matched with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and Willey 2008 library. Leaf showed highest number of compounds followed by stem and tuber. Methanol as well as hexane could extract highest number of compounds from leaf anyhow methanolic extract shows more potential as compare to hexane. Maximum % area is covered by 2H-Azepin-2-one, 3-(dimethylamino) hexahydro (stem) in methanolic extract but it does not reveal any biological activity. Biological activity of compounds is not directly or indirectly related to the area they covered. In hexane extract maximum % area is covered by Tetracontane (stem) and it also showed some biological activities. Qualitative phytochemical study makes a way in the standardization and quality assurance of the medicinal plant. The present study provides evidence that methanol and hexane extract of Ceropegia bulbosa
Roxb. var. bulbosa
could extract medicinally important bioactive compounds, significant in drug development.
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Sunita Arora and Sonam Meena. Analysis of bioactive constituents from Ceropegia bulbosa Roxb. Var. Bulbosa: An endangered medicinal plant from Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1):2242-2247.