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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Issue 3 (2021)

Preliminary phytochemical screening of a medicinal tree plant Gynocardia odorata found in the native of mon district, Nagaland India

Author(s):

Phamlong L Konyak, T Tiakaba Jamir, Withule, Arenchila Kichu and Imsongmeren Imsong

Abstract:
Gynocardia odorata tree plant found in Nagaland is commonly used by the Konyak tribe for fishing, honeybee harvesting and as a traditional medicine to heal gastric and abdominal pain. It is reported that the seed of Gynocardia odorata when consumed in its raw form causes hallucination and at worst, even death when taken in excess. However, the tribal people had improvised techniques to detoxify the seeds and since then it has been a delicacy to the diet of the people of konyak tribe. This study was aimed to screen preliminary phytochemicals presence in various parts of plant leaves, stem bark, seed and fruit extracted from polar, intermediate polar and non-polar solvent such as methanol, ethyl acetate and hexane. The analysis revealed the significance presence of alkaloids, terpenoids and flavonoids which are of important medicinal value and therefore need the plant conservation strategies for the benefits of the local people and the society in large.

Pages: 288-291  |  1641 Views  797 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Phamlong L Konyak, T Tiakaba Jamir, Withule, Arenchila Kichu and Imsongmeren Imsong. Preliminary phytochemical screening of a medicinal tree plant Gynocardia odorata found in the native of mon district, Nagaland India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(3):288-291. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2021.v10.i3d.14087

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