PHYTOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF LEAF EXTRACTS OF THESPESIA POPULNEA L.
*Narendar Vankudothu, R. Chandrashekar, P. Jyothi Chiatanya, Ayesha sultana, Chekuri Sudhakar, N.Lakshmi Bhavani, S.Y.Anwar
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Thespesia populnea L. is a medicinally important plant which is used to treat different types of diseases, especially skin diseases. The present research work is aimed to screen the phytochemicals from leaf extracts
of Thepesia populnea. Leaf powder of Thespesia was dissolved in different solvents viz., water, methanol, chloroform, acetone, ethyl
acetate and petroleum ether and subjected to screen for secondary metabolites. Results revealed the presence of saponins, steroids, phenols, flavonoids, terpenoids, alkaloids, cardiac glycosides, reducing
sugars, tannins. In the present investigation, the water and methanol
extracts yielded more number of phytochemicals than the chloroform, acetone, and ethyl acetate. Apart from these the petroleum ether extracts showed very less
amount of phytochemical constituents. We hope that the present study will be helpful for the phytochemists and pharmacologists for the identification of new compounds.