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GC-MS analysis of Loranthus longiflorus Desr.(a Hemi-parasite) bark harvested from two host trees

Author(s): L. Chandrakasan and R. Neelamegam*

Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research
ISSN 0974-6943

Volume: 4;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 3072;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Phytocomponent | Loranthus longiflorus | Hemi-parasite | Bark of hemi-parasite | Casuarina equisetifolia | Ficus religiosa | Vinyldeconate.

A comparative study of the phytochemical properties of bark of Loranthus longiflorus harvested from two host trees – Casuarina equisetifolia and Ficus religiosa,was carried out using GC-MS analysis. Six phytochemicals identified in the bark sample of L. longiflorus collected from C. equisetifolia and nine identified in thebark of L. longiflorus harvested from the host of F. religiosa. The results showed marked variations in phytochemical constituents of L. longiflorus bark extractsfrom two host trees. The ethanol bark extract of L. longiflorus infested on C. equisetifolia contain mainly a fatty acid ester –Myristic acid, Vinyl ester (82.81%)which has antimicrobial and anticancer activity. The bark sample of L. longiflorus from F. religiosa mainly contains the ester compound –Vinyldeconate (71.17%)and No activity was reported on this component. The phytochemical 2-Piperidione, N-[4-bromo-n-butyl]- (an alkaloid) was identified in both bark samples of L.longiflorus obtained from the host trees –C. equisetifolia (7.98%) and F. religiosa (10.55%).

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