PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF SELECTED SPECIES FROM CONVOLVULACEAE


Maria Emilia Mascarenhas, Cibani Ramesh Mandrekar, Pratiksha Bharat Marathe, Luena Joey Morais

Abstract


Objective: To screen phytochemicals from stems and leaves of 23 selected taxa of Convolvulaceae.

Methods: Stem and leaves of the selected 23 taxa were collected and shade dried. Methanol extract was used for preliminary screening of phytochemicals such as alkaloids, carbohydrates, glycosides, saponins, proteins, phytosterols, tepenoids, fixed oils, phenolic compounds, flavonoids and tannins.

Results: Phytochemicals were present in all selected taxa of Convolvulaceae. Leaves showed most of the phytochemicals than stems. The important phytochemicals in leaves were flavonoids, carbohydrates, alkaloids, saponins, tannins and phenolic compounds while those in stems were carbohydrates, saponins and phenolic compounds. Proteins and fixed oils were absent in the taxa studied.

Conclusion: Phytochemical screening in the present study, revealed that maximum phytochemicals were present in leaves than in stems.

Keywords


Convolvulaceae, Stems, Leaves, Phytochemicals, Medicinal value

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Title

PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF SELECTED SPECIES FROM CONVOLVULACEAE

Keywords

Convolvulaceae, Stems, Leaves, Phytochemicals, Medicinal value

DOI

10.22159/ijcpr.2017v9i6.23438

Date

14-11-2017

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International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research
Vol 9, Issue 6 (Oct-Nov), 2017 Page: 94-97

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0975-7066

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Maria Emilia Mascarenhas
Department of Botany, St. Xavier’s College, Goa 403507

Cibani Ramesh Mandrekar
Department of Botany, St. Xavier’s College, Goa 403507

Pratiksha Bharat Marathe
Department of Botany, St. Xavier’s College, Goa 403507

Luena Joey Morais
Department of Botany, St. Xavier’s College, Goa 403507


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