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PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF AERIAL PARTS OF ARTEMISIA VULGARIS

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Author(s): Ashok Praveen Kumar | Upadhyaya Kumud

Journal: International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
ISSN 2229-3566

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 206;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Tannin | Total Phenol | Phytochemical screening | Artemisia vulgaris.

ABSTRACT
Artemisia vulgaris is an annual herb plant is a very common medicinal plant used for the various ailments. The aerial parts of Artemisia vulgaris is mainly found in north India (Uttarakhand) and then dried, extracted and calculate the percentage of yield. Phytochemical studies of the Hexane and methanolic extracts showed the presence of carbohydrate, saponins, phytosterol, proteins and amino acid, tannin & phenolic compounds and flavonoids. It was concluded that the all extract contains more important chemical constituents for various pharmacological activities. The present paper deals with the standardization of its aerial parts of plant on the basis of various Pharmacognostic parameters. The determination of these characters will aid future investigators in their Pharmacological analyses of this species.

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