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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Qualitative phytochemical analysis of various parts of bamboo (Bambusa balcooa) for possible therapeutic usages in bovine reproductive disorders

Author(s):

Maleeha Anis Wani, Shiv Prasad and Om Prakash

Abstract:
Biologically active compounds from natural sources have always been in great interest for scientists working on infectious diseases (Burkill, 2000; Roja et al., 2000, Sofowora 1982 and Pemmal and Ignacimuthu, 2000). As a matter of fact, it has been estimated that today about 25% of all prescribed medicines are substances derived from plants (Egwaikhide and Gimba 2007; Zheng and Wang 2001). The phytochemical analysis of the plant is very important commercially and has great interest in pharmaceutical companies for the production of new drugs to be used in various diseases. Phytochemicals have two categories i.e. primary and secondary constituents. Primary constituents have chlorophyll, proteins, sugar and amino acids. Secondary constituents contain flavonoids, alkaloids etc. The present study involves the phytochemical analysis of different parts of Bamboo (Bambusa balcooa) locally available in region of Uttarakhand. Bamboo is universally recognized for its various pharmaceutical properties. The aqueous, ethanolic and methanolic extract samples of leaves, stem and shoot were used for the analysis to find out the phytochemical constituents in the plant. These extracts were used for preliminary phytochemical analysis using standard chemical tests. Data indicates the presence of flavanoids, saponins, resins, fixed oils, phytosterols, phenols and tannins.

Pages: 217-221  |  1470 Views  728 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Maleeha Anis Wani, Shiv Prasad and Om Prakash. Qualitative phytochemical analysis of various parts of bamboo (Bambusa balcooa) for possible therapeutic usages in bovine reproductive disorders. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):217-221.