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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 12, Issue 4 (2023)

Phytochemical screening of Andrographis paniculata (Burm.F.) Nees Leaf and Stem Extract

Author(s):

Dr. Anju Bhatnagar

Abstract:

The objective of a study is to evaluate phytochemical analyses of Andrographis paniculata plant extract to support the traditional claim given for as herbal medicine in Ayurveda. The plant parts are used as traditional or tribal medicine for the treatment of various illnesses such as, fever, diarrhea, hepatic, worm infestation and skin diseases. Andrographis paniculata belongs to the family Acanthaceae commonly known as ‘King of Bitter’ abundantly grows forests, plains, hill area and wetlands. Andrographis paniculata plant was collected from a local herbal garden, Dehradun and extract was prepared in different solvent. Phyto-chemical analysis of the plant shows the presence of alkaloids, phenols, amino acids, flavonoids, saponins, steroids, and tannins. Therefore, it assumed that its effectiveness as a medical plant is due to the presence of various phenolics, and antioxidants compounds in the plant.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Anju Bhatnagar. Phytochemical screening of Andrographis paniculata (Burm.F.) Nees Leaf and Stem Extract. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2023;12(4):05-08. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2023.v12.i4c.14686

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