• NUZHAT TABASSUM Medicinal Plants and Microbiology Research Laboratory, Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Botany, Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi 585106, Karnataka, India
  • VIDYASAGAR G. M. Medicinal Plants and Microbiology Research Laboratory, Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Botany, Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi 585106, Karnataka, India




Derris indica, Seed, Phytochemical analysis, Alkaloid


Objective: The aim of the study was to isolate alkaloid compound from seed oil of Derris indica (Lam) Bennett where relevant antimicrobial properties in traditional medicines.

Methods: The plant was selected based on their usage in traditional medicines and ethnopharmacological importance. Crude extract from D. indica seeds fractioned with different solvents through column chromatography. Isolated pure fraction was identified and characterized using UV, FTIR, 1HNMR and Mass spectroscopy.

Results: D. indica seeds hexane extract on fractionation with ethyl acetate and methanol through column chromatography yielded a crystalline fraction. The fraction was identified as alkaloid group and characterized as a 2-(6-methoxyphenanthridin-8-yl) propan-2-ol. The compound is a new report from D. indica seed oil.

Conclusion: The usage of D. indica plant is much in traditional health care for treatment of diseases. Isolation of alkaloid compound from D. indica seeds in traditional herbal medicines may be found a good source of drug discovery.


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How to Cite

TABASSUM, N., and V. G. M. “A NEW ALKALOID FROM DERRIS INDICA (LAM) BENNETT SEED OIL: ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 13, no. 4, Apr. 2021, pp. 56-59, doi:10.22159/ijpps.2021v13i4.39754.



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