GC-MS ANALYSIS OF CANTHIUM PARVIFLORUM LEAVES
Objective: In the present study, the leaves ofÂ Canthium parviflorumÂ were subjected to preliminary phyto chemical and GC MS analysis.
Methods: GC-MS analysis was carried out on Â the instrument GC and MS JEOL GC mate equipped with secondary electron multiplier.
Results: Preliminary phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of alkaloids, flavanoids, steroids, phenols and terpenoids. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry results revealed presence of 8 phytoconstituents including 4',5,7-trihydroxy isoflavone, phytol etc.
Conclusions: Results of this study show that the leaves of Canthium parviflorum the rich source of phyto compounds that can play an important role in preventing the progression of many diseases.
KeyÂ Words:Â Canthium parviflorum, GC-MS, Phytochemical screening, Â 4',5,7-trihydroxy isoflavone