PHYTOCHEMICAL AND GC-MS ANALYSIS OF LEAF EXTRACTS OF PSEUDARTHRIA VISCIDA (LINN.) WEIGHT & ARN.Abstract
The present study elucidates the secondary metabolite profile of leaves of Pseudarthria viscida, one of the main ingredient of dasamula in Ayurveda. Alkaloids, phenolic compounds and flavonoids were estimated in different solvent-extracts. Acetone extract of leaves showed highest content of phenols and flavonoids. The leaves are quite rich in alkaloids and is found to be 1.9 mg g-1. GC-MS analyses revealed the presence of 20 major volatile organic compounds and were identified by their mass fragmentation pattern in comparison with NIST library. Most of the compounds have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anticancer properties. The present study has identified a major compound Neophytadiene which is a well-known enzyme inhibitor.
M. Rajina*, P. Ratheesh-Chandra and K. M. Khaleel
Research Centre in Botany, Sir Syed College, Taliparamba, Kannur University, Kannur, Kerala, India.
07 February, 2017
08 May, 2017
27 May, 2017
01 September, 2017