Phytochemical Analyses of Various Parts of Prosopis cineraria
International Journal of Pharmacy and Chemistry
Volume 2, Issue 1, September 2016, Pages: 6-9
Received: Jul. 27, 2016; Accepted: Aug. 12, 2016; Published: Sep. 26, 2016
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Preeti Khandelwal, Department of Botany, B.B.D. Government P.G. College, Chimanpura (Shahpura), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
R. A. Sharma, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Mala Agarwal, Department of Botany, B.B.D. Government P.G. College, Chimanpura (Shahpura), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Phytochemical screening is an important step which leads to the isolation of new and novel compounds. Different parts of Prosopis cineraria, such as leaves, pods, flowers, stem and seeds were selected for phytochemical screening to identify the different classes of metabolites. Solvent extract of the plant material with the help of different solvents in the increasing order of polarity was taken. Petroleum ether, benzene, chloroform, acetone, ethanol and water revealed that ethanol and water to be the best solvent in extracting metabolites from P. cineraria. Qualitative analysis of the total metabolite present in different parts of the plant showed leaf and pod to be the richest source of plant metabolite followed by pods, leaves, flowers, seeds and stem. Phytochemical analysis of the extracts revealed presence of carbohydrates, proteins, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenes and steroids in most of the parts of P. cineraria.
Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Phytochemical, Prosopis cineraria, Steroids, Tannins, Terpenes
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Preeti Khandelwal, R. A. Sharma, Mala Agarwal, Phytochemical Analyses of Various Parts of Prosopis cineraria, International Journal of Pharmacy and Chemistry. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2016, pp. 6-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpc.20160201.12
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