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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)

Phytochemical investigation of methanolic extracts of fruit of Luffa acutangula var. amara

Author(s):

Jadhav Santosh Jaysingrao and Chavan Niranjana Sunil

Abstract:
Plants are potent source of drugs due to their Phytoconstituents. They play vital role in pharmaceutical applications of plants. Pharmaceutical biochemicals, fragrances, food colours and flavours etc. are derived from plants. For the production of pharmaceutical compounds, most of the drug industries are depend on these phytochemicals. In recent years, studies on isolation of compounds with their therapeutic uses are increasing. GC-MS (Gas Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometry) can be used to detect the phytoconstituents of plant materials. This method is best to explore all the constitents of plant.
GC-MS chromatogram analysis of the methanolic extract of fruits of Luffa acutanguala var. amara showed fourteen peaks which indicating the presence of fourteen phytochemical constituents. These compounds known to have properties like hypoglycemic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, pesticide, insecticide, flavoring agents and anti-inflammatory properties.

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How to cite this article:
Jadhav Santosh Jaysingrao and Chavan Niranjana Sunil. Phytochemical investigation of methanolic extracts of fruit of Luffa acutangula var. amara. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2):489-491.

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