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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Phytochemical analysis of Eucalyptus leaves extract

Author(s):

Shubhreet Kaur, Dr. Saurabh Gupta and Priyae Brath Gautam

Abstract:
Eucalyptus has been used as a medicinal plant from ages because of its various properties. The phytochemical content of Eucalyptus leaves was analyzed by soxhlet extraction of the dried leaves using methanol and acetone. Maximum amount of phytochemicals present in eucalyptus leaves were retained in methanolic extract. The methanolic extract contained quinones, saponins, carbohydrates, tannins, phenols, flavonoids & fat while in the acetonic extract quinones, flavonoids & fat was present. The quantitative analysis of methanolic extract revealed an appreciable amount of antioxidant activity assessed by DPPH scavenging activity expressed in terms of ascorbic acid i.e. IC50 value of 444.6, the phenolic content was found to be 11.41% while the total flavonoid content was 35.88%.

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How to cite this article:
Shubhreet Kaur, Dr. Saurabh Gupta and Priyae Brath Gautam. Phytochemical analysis of Eucalyptus leaves extract. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):2442-2446.

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