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Qualitative Phytochemical analysis of Bauhinia tomentosa Linn flower by HPTLC

Author(s): V. Kishor Kumar*, P. Satheesh Kumar, M. Rajan, A. Vinod Kumar, Rajesh Boppana,

Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research
ISSN 0974-6943

Volume: 4;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 2868;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Bauhinia tomentosa Linn flower | phytochemical screening | HPTLC fingerprint.

The present study deals with the phytochemical examination of therapeutic importance of Bauhinia tomentosa Linn, an important medicinal plant. Medicinalplants are as source of great economic value in the Indian subcontinent and continue to provide valuable therapeutic agents. This study involves the preliminaryphytochemical screening, by the chemical test and also identification of compounds were present in different crude extracts of B. tomentosa Linn flower byHPTLC finger print. Qualitative analysis of the different extracts prepared from B.tomentosa Linn flower revealed the presence of carbohydrates, glycosides,alkaloids, phytosteroids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins & phenolic compounds and fixed oils & fats. A preliminary survey of the scan of the different extracts ofB.tomentosa Linn evidenced the presence of multiple components in this extracts. The results obtained after qualitative analysis confirmed by HPTLC fingerprint. The results suggested that the phytochemical properties of the flowers for curing various ailments. The plant B.tomentosa Linn is an important source ofvarious types of compounds with diverse chemical structures as well as pharmacological activities.
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