CHARACTERISATION OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS IN COSTUS SPECIOSUS (KOEN). BY REVERSE PHASE HPLCAbstract
Costus speciosus belongs to the family Zingiberaceae and contains lots of medicinal properties. The aim of this study was to screen, characterise and quantify the selected biomolecules viz. phenolics, proteins in C. speciosus. Ethanol extract possessed high amount of phenolics than the acetone and aqueous extract. Aqueous extract has least amount of phenolics compared to ethanol and acetone extracts. The protein contents were high in phosphate buffer as compared to the aqueous extract. Qualitative estimation of phenolic compounds was accomplished by reverse phase high pressure liquid chromatography. High amount of phenolic content was found in the mature leaf of C. speciosus.
J. Karthikeyan*, V. Reka and Raja V. Giftson
Scientist cum Assistant Professor, Centre for Research and Development, PRIST University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
20 January, 2012
23 February, 2012
23 April, 2012
01 May, 2012