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Phytochemical Screening of Calotropis Gigantea (Madar) Seeds Extracts

Author(s): Jaiswal J | Srivastava S | Gautam H | Sharma S

Journal: International Journal For Pharmaceutical Research Scholars
ISSN 2277-7873

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 235;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Calotropis gigantea | alkaloids | flavonoids | tannins | glycosides

The present study was designed to analyze the various phytoconstituents present in different extracts ofseeds of Calotropis gigantea. Extracts of seeds of C. gigantea were prepared in different solvents viz.methanol, chloroform, petroleum ether, di-ethyl ether and water. The screening was performed foralkaloids, anthraquinones, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, and glycosides. The color intensity or theprecipitate formation was used as analytical responses to these tests. The phytochemical tests revealedthe presence of alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, carbohydrates, fixed oils and fats.
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