Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)
Phytochemical screening of medicinal plants occurring in local area of Assam
Author(s): Purabi Thakuria, Rita Nath, Satya Sarma, DJ Kalita, DJ Dutta, P Borah, R Sharma, Champak Barman and Jakir Hussain
Abstract: Medicinal plants have bioactive compounds known as phytochemicals that play an important role in curing and healing of various diseases in human. These phytochemicals have antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammation activities. The present study involves three different medicinal plants Artocarpus heterophyllus (Kathal), Carica papaya (Papaya) and Terminalia bellerica (Bhumura) locally available in Assam, India. The methanolic extract of leaf samples were used for the phytochemical screening to find out the phytochemical constituents in the plants. The main objective of the research work was to check the presence or absence of the phytochemical constituents in all the selected medicinal plants. The results of the phytochemical screening of these medicinal plants showed that the tannin, saponin, flavonoid, terpenoid, alkaloid, steroid, glycosides and protein e were found to be present in afore mentioned medicinal plants. Commercially, the phytochemical analysis is important for the pharmaceutical companies for the production of the new drugs for curing of various diseases. The study revealed that the three indigenous medicinal plants are the source of important phytochemicals which will be very useful in the curing of various diseases of this region.
How to cite this article:
Purabi Thakuria, Rita Nath, Satya Sarma, DJ Kalita, DJ Dutta, P Borah, R Sharma, Champak Barman, Jakir Hussain. Phytochemical screening of medicinal plants occurring in local area of Assam. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3):186-188.