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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2015)

Preliminary phytochemical investigation on Secamone emetica (Retz.) R.Br. (Apocynaceae) – An endemic medicinal plant species of southern India

Author(s): M. Vaiyapuri, K. Raju, S. Karuppusamy
Abstract: Secamone emetica is used as traditional and folklore medicines for treating various diseases like leucorrhea, dysentery, fever and headache. In the present investigation carried out the preliminary screening of phytochemicals from various parts of the plant with different solvent extracts. The study revealed that the presence of various secondary metabolites such as alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols, terpenoids, tannins, glycosides and these components may have supported the medicinal properties of the plant species.
Pages: 58-61  |  1380 Views  33 Downloads
How to cite this article:
M. Vaiyapuri, K. Raju, S. Karuppusamy. Preliminary phytochemical investigation on Secamone emetica (Retz.) R.Br. (Apocynaceae) – An endemic medicinal plant species of southern India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2015;3(6):58-61.
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