Nidhi Pathak, Anil Avhad, Rajkumar Diwakar, Himanshu Dawda and Usha Mukundan
Application of medicinal plants for the benefit of humans is perpetual and is positively increasing every day. Hence, for a better understanding of plant community, origin, and their association with each other their taxonomic categorization is essential. It is fascinating to observe the increasing endearment of the researcher’s towards chemotaxonomy owing to the nature and the structure of the chemical moiety of secondary metabolite. Morphological parameters and the wield of biochemical compounds in resolving the taxonomic disputes are gaining importance with the help of these bioactive/ biochemical compounds. A remarkable contribution of chemotaxonomy is providing a philosophical study for identification and quantification of a specific class of natural compound/chemical affiliation in a particular taxon and hence became advantageous in further study of unknown species lying within the same genera/taxon. The present study reveals the affinity between the species of the same family by concluding phytochemical screening and HPTLC analysis to establish the relative relationship between active compounds.
Pages: 137-143 | 389 Views 192 Downloads