PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF Aesculus indica SEEDS EXTRACTS
Aesculus indica is an attractive tree growing to about 30 meters (100Â feet) with a spread of about 12 meters (39Â feet). It is hardy to -15Â°C (5Â°F), USDA zones 7-9.It is in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen in October. Its large leaves 10â€“20Â cm long by 2â€“6Â cm wide are also ornamental and the mature tree forms a beautiful round canopy. Aesculus indica seeds were powdered and the material is subjected to continuous hot extraction process using soxhelet apparatus with different solvents in increasing order of polarity Petroleum ether, chloroform, ethanol and water. The extracts were dried and kept in aseptic condition.The dried extract wereÂ subjected to various phytochemical analysis to detect the presence of various phytoconstituents like carbohydrates,saponins,flavonoids,tannins and phenolic compounds..
Keywords: AesculusÂ indica, Phytochemical analysis,Phytoconstituents
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