Preliminary phytochemical investigations on some wild cucurbitaceae plants

Bhavani, M. B. and Leelavathi, S. and Shareef, M. I. (2013) Preliminary phytochemical investigations on some wild cucurbitaceae plants. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 4 (4). pp. 255-260. ISSN 0975-8585

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Abstract

The present study was undertaken to evaluate the preliminary phytochemical constituents of four wild Cucurbitaceae plants such as Corallocarpus epigaeus, Mukia maderaspatana, Diplocyclos palmatus and Lagenaria siceraria. All the above selected plants wildly grow throughout India. The plants for the present investigation were collected from Mysore (Karnataka) and Chittor (Andra Pradesh) districts. Qualitative phytochemical screening was undertaken to check for the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, anthroquinones, phenols, cardiac glycosides, di and triterpenoids in various extracts such as petroleum ether, chloroform and methanol. Among all the three extracts, maximum phytochemicals werefound dissolved in methanol followed by chloroform and then petroleum ether. The presence of phenols, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids and terpenoids confirms that these plants possess valuable medicinal properties that can be further isolated and characterized to establish their potential against ailments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: article, alkaloid derivative, drug screening, nonhuman, phenol derivative, phytochemistry, plant extract, unclassified drug, India, methanol, drug isolation, flavonoid, plant medicinal product, cardiac glycoside, qualitative analysis, tannin derivative, Lagenaria siceraria, saponin derivative, petroleum ether, Cucurbitaceae, Mukia maderaspatana, Mukia maderaspatana extract, triterpenoid, anthroquinone derivative, Corallocarpus epigaeus, Corallocarpus epigaeus extract, Diplocyclos palmatus, Diplocyclos palmatus extract, diterpenoid, Lagenaria siceraria extract, wild plant
Subjects: B Life Science > Botany
Divisions: Department of > Botany
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 10:26
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2019 10:42
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/7967

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