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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 13, Issue 3 (2024)

Phytochemical analysis of Caralluma stalagmifera C.E.C. Fisch, an endemic and important medicinal plant

Author(s):

T Veerabhadraiah, A Sabitha Rani, Gajula Prabhakar and M Keerthi

Abstract:

The present study deals with preliminary phytochemical investigation of Caralluma stalagmifera C.E.C. Fisch, commonly known as dark purple Caralluma, belonging to the family Asclepiadaceae of sub family Apocynaceae. It is a perennial succulent plant, growing in rocky areas in dense clumps. The flowers are star shaped, dark purple with purplish yellow tips. The plant have many medicinal properties like anti- obesity, anti-diabetic, carminative, anthelmintic, antioxidant, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory etc. The plant mainly consists of pregnane glycosides and aglycone steroids. In the present study, plants were collected from Medikonda village from Jogulamba Gadwal District, Telangana. Plant powder was extracted in Soxhlet apparatus by using four different solvents like Petroleum ether, Ethyl acetate, Chloroform, Methanol. and analyzed for presence of different phytochemicals. The study revealed the presence of different phytochemicals like alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids, phenols, tannins, saponins, glycosides etc. plant extract. The preliminary screening is essential to understand the bioactive compounds and their pharmacological action of Caralluma stalagmifera.

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How to cite this article:
T Veerabhadraiah, A Sabitha Rani, Gajula Prabhakar and M Keerthi. Phytochemical analysis of Caralluma stalagmifera C.E.C. Fisch, an endemic and important medicinal plant. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2024;13(3):291-293. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2024.v13.i3d.14969

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