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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2014)

Phytochemical analysis of a folklore medicinal plant citrullus colocynthis L (bitter apple)

Author(s):

C. Uma and K.G. Sekar

Abstract:
Phytochemical screening of Citrullus colocynthis belonging to the family Cucurbitaceae was carried out for finding its medicinal values. A qualitative analysis was performed for the identification of the presence of different composition of elements. The leaf, root, flower (male, female), fruit (pulp, hull, seed) were photochemical analyzed separately and which shows the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, and flavonoids. Tannins, gums and mucilages are found to be absent.

Pages: 195-202  |  1224 Views  30 Downloads

How to cite this article:
C. Uma and K.G. Sekar. Phytochemical analysis of a folklore medicinal plant citrullus colocynthis L (bitter apple). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2014;2(6):195-202.