PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF PLANTS Acalypha indica (L.) AND Cocculus hirsutus (L.) FROM PRAKASAM DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA

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PASUMARTHI BRAHMAM
KANIKARAM SUNITA

Abstract

Objectives: The present study report the phytochemical analysis of chloroform, ethyl acetate, methanolic extracts of leaf, stem bark and root of Acalypha indica (L.) and Cocculus hirsutus (L.) plants.


Methods: Plants material used were collected from Kadaparajupalle at Dornala Mandal, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh, India. The authentication of the plant species was done by the taxonomist. The plant part extraction was done by using soxhlet apparatus. The preliminary phytochemical screening of this extracts was conducted by following the standard methods for the presence of the alkaloids, saponins, terpenoids & steroids, flavonoids, tannins, phenolic compounds, coumarins, quinones, resins, and glycosides.


Results: Results indicated the presence of alkaloids, saponins, terpenoids & steroids, tannins, anthocyanidins, phenolic compounds, coumarins, quinones, resins and glycosides in all the plant extracts and could be used for the treatment of wounds and burns.


Conclusion: The presence of high alkaloids, flavonoids and terpenoids of the plant extracts suggest their antioxidant potential and justifies their therapeutic action which could be used for the drug formulation.

Keywords:
Phytochemical constituents, Acalypha indica, Cocculus hirsutus, crude extracts

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BRAHMAM, P., & SUNITA, K. (2018). PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF PLANTS Acalypha indica (L.) AND Cocculus hirsutus (L.) FROM PRAKASAM DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA. Asian Journal of Advances in Medical Science, 1(1), 1-9. Retrieved from http://mbimph.com/index.php/AJOAIMS/article/view/1367
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