• Veena Sharma
  • Urmila Chaudhary


Objective: Helicteres isora Linn. roots have been reported to use in microbial infection, diabetes, dysentery colic, scabies, wound healing, and
gastropathy. The main objective of this study was preliminary phytochemical screening of various fractions of H. isora roots.
Methods: In this study, pharmacognostic and phytochemical investigations on the various fractions of H. isora roots were carried out with the
standard procedures.
Results: The pharmacognostic analysis revealed moisture content (0.18%), total ash (4%), acid insoluble ash (1%), and water soluble ash (1.5%). The
qualitative phytochemical screening revealed the presence of alkaloids, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, flavonoids, cardiac glycosides, saponin,
steroids, terpenoids, and tannins.
Conclusion: H. isora roots are a rich source of various biological active constituents. H. isora may be further investigated for the isolation of bioactive
compound that could be developed into drug for the treatment of various human diseases.
Keywords: Helicteres isora, Pharmacognostic, Phytochemical, Roots.



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Sharma, V., and U. Chaudhary. “PHARMACOGNOSTIC AND PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF HELICTERES ISORA ROOTS”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 9, no. 8, Oct. 2016, pp. 96-101, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2016.v9s2.12178.
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