EVALUATION OF LEONOTIS NEPETAEFOLIA FOR ITS PHYTOCHEMICAL AND HEAVY METAL ANALYSISAbstract
Phytochemical, HPTLC and Heavy metal analysis of Leaf of Leonotis nepetaefolia was done. Qualitative phytochemical screening of Leaf was done using different solvents which showed the presence of various vital secondary metabolites. Neutraceutical studies revealed the presence of carbohydrates, proteins and aminoacids. HPTLC studies confirmed the presence of flavonoids, diterpene, phenolic class of compounds. Heavy metal analysis showed the presence of Lead, Cadmium, Chromium and copper in all the samples analyzed.
M. Kamalam*, C. Saraswathi and U. Umadevi
PG and Research Department of Botany, PSGR Krishnammal College for women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
14 April, 2013
10 June, 2013
14 August, 2013
01 December 2013