ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE COMPOUNDS IN JIMSON WEED LEAFSAbstract
Jimson weed (Datura stramonium) members of the Solanaceae plant family; serve as major folklore medicinal herbs. The biologically active compounds spectrum in leaves of Datura stramonium L. was investigated by GC-MS with NMR & FTIR analysis. Steroids, terpenoids, anticholinergic alkaloids, atropine, and scopolamine, are detected. Twenty of them are new constitutions for the species, and eight phytosterol compounds are described for the first time. This is the first report on some other antibacterial heterocyclic compounds, antioxidant flavonoids, antimicrobial phytol, amino acids, and sulfone & fluoro compounds in Datura stramonium leave identified by GC-MS analysis.
A. Ananth *, S. Rajan and A. U. Devi
Department of Microbiology, Srinivasan College of Arts & Science, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India.
01 April 2020
08 September 2020
15 September 2020
01 April 2021