Amira Saba, Najam Rehan and Syeda Sameena Aziz
Phytochemicals are bioactive compounds obtained from the plants and are widely applied in the traditional unani herbal medicine. Herbal drugs have been used widely in many countries because of its availability, less cost effectiveness and safer than the synthetic drugs. These Herbal Medicines are used to cure the various diseases which include the major diseases such as Diabetes Mellitus, Cancer and HIV etc. knowledge of phytochemical constituents present in unani herbal drugs will support in treating the disease with better therapeutic efficacy . Realising this, an effort has been made for the screening of various phytochemicals such as coumarins, anthocyanins, leucoanthocyanins, fatty acids, steroids, saponins, terpenoids, quinones, tannins, phlobatannins, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, alkaloids and determination of ash content are present in Mazher-Ul-Ajaib, unani herbal medicine. Our studies revealed that extract of Mazher-Ul-Ajaib is rich in phytochemicals with significant pharmacological and medicinal applications.
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