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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)

Physiochemical analysis and phytochemical screening of ivy gourd, Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt leaves

Author(s):

Kaviya K and Pushpa Shukla

Abstract:
Medicinal plants contain bioactive compounds which are responsible for treating various diseases. In the present study, physiochemical parameters and phytochemical screening of ivy gourd, Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt leaves were investigated. The physiochemical parameters such as moisture content (8.3% w/w), total ash (19.6% w/w), acid insoluble ash (1.1% w/w) and water soluble ash (7.55% w/w) were determined. The extractive value of ivy gourd leaf extract in aqueous solvent was found to be maximum (12.16% w/w) than methanolic extract (8.96% w/w), ethanolic extract (6.48% w/w), chloroform extract (4.16% w/w), acetone extract (3.44% w/w) and ethyl acetate extract (2.48% w/w). Phytochemical screening of ivy gourd leaf extract was carried out using different solvents namely methanol, ethanol, aqueous, acetone, ethyl acetate and chloroform. Phytochemicals such as carbohydrates, reducing sugar, amino acid, steroids, glycosides, alkaloids, tannins, saponins, phenols and flavanoids were found to be present. These phytochemicals are the reason for medicinal value of ivy gourd leaves and can be used as dietary adjunct in our day to day life.

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How to cite this article:
Kaviya K and Pushpa Shukla. Physiochemical analysis and phytochemical screening of ivy gourd, Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt leaves. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):1091-1094.

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