COLUMN CHROMATOGRAPHIC SEPARATION OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS FROM TAGETES ERECTA LINN.Abstract
Traditional medicines in many developing countries rely on the plant phytochemicals as a source of drug in curing many diseases. Tagetes erecta Linn. is an ornamental plant containing valuable therapeutic phytochemicals. In the current investigation, ethanol extraction of the dried flower sample was subjected to column chromatographic separation. Around 185 fractions were separated and recorded with different Rf values. The fractions were analyzed qualitatively and it was proved that the flower sample was rich in tannins, saponins, carbohydrates, alkaloids, quinines, terpenoids, phenols and coumarins.
R. Devika* and Justine Koilpillai
Department of Biotechnology, Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology, Paiyanoor, Tamil Nadu, India.
18 June, 2014
28 August, 2014
13 November, 2014
01 February, 2015