Phytochemical Screening of Selected Medicinal Plants for Secondary Metabolites

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Phytochemical Screening of Selected Medicinal Plants for Secondary Metabolites

Authors
  • IJLSSR JOURNAL
  • Preeti Kumari
  • Chandrawati Kumari
  • Poornima Shekhar Singh
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Life-Sciences Scientific Research
Publisher
Marwah Infotech
Publication Date
Jul 09, 2017
Volume
3
Issue
4
Pages
1151–1157
Identifiers
DOI: 10.21276/ijlssr.2017.3.4.9
Source
MyScienceWork
License
Green

Abstract

Systemic and Scientific investigation was carried out for identification, selection, characterization of popularly grown medicinal plants in and around Patna and their phytochemical analysis was carried out to assess their medicinal value potentialities. The traditional medicine involves the uses of different plant extracts or the phytochemical bioactive constituents, which provides the health application at an affordable cost. Secondary metabolites are responsible for medicinal activity of plants. Qualitative phytochemical analysis of these plants confirm the presence of various phytochemicals like saponins, terpenoids, steroids, anthocyanins, coumarins, fatty acids, tannins, leucoanthocyanins and emodins etc. The result suggest that the phytochemical properties for curing various ailments and possess potential antioxidant, which may leads to the isolation of new and novel secondary compounds for generation of new drugs. Knowledge of the phytochemical constituents of plants are desirable because such information will be of value for the synthesis of complex chemical substances. Out of 50 medicinal plants subjected to phytochemical screening 11 were found to be highly potential,18 moderately potential and 21 to be least potential on the basis of presence of phytochemicals in the leaf extract for secondary metabolites.

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