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Phytochemical screening of traditional medicinal plants

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Author(s): N. Savithramma, M. Linga Rao* and S. Ankanna

Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research
ISSN 0974-6943

Volume: 4;
Issue: 10;
Start page: 3414;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Traditional medicinal plants | Secondary metabolites | Phytochemical screening.

ABSTRACT
Traditional systems of medicines are prepared from a single plant or combination of more than one plant. Phytochemical screening is responsible for medicinalactivity of plant species. Hence in the present study phytochemical screening of some traditional medicinal plants was carried out. Qualitative phytochemicalanalysis of these plants confirm the presence of various secondary metabolites like saponins, triterpenoids, steroids, anthraquinons, coumarins, fatty acids, tannins,lignins, leucoanthocyanins, emodins, alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids and phenols. The results suggest that the phytochemical properties for curing variousailments and possess potential antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and leads to the isolation of new and novel compounds.

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