GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY ANALYSIS OF HUGONIA MYSTAX LEAVESAbstract
Hugonia mystax is a woody evergreen plant that grows in the dry forest areas of India and Sri Lanka. Often found in the forests of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in southern India. It is locally known as modirakanni (tamil) and kamsamaraha and tribals from Tamil Nadu, India, have used it in primary health care. The plant parts are used ethnobotanically to treat rheumatism, skin diseases and inflammations, snake bites, fever, and worm infestation. Hugonia mystax is an antibiotic, anthelmintic, febrifuge, astringent, peptic ulcer and verminosis remedy. Hugonia mystax has been practising herbal medicine for a long time. This plant is a member of the linaceae family and is an essential medicinal plant in Indian medicine. To evaluate the extractive values, powdered materials were subjected to successive extractions with ethanol using the Soxhlet process. The existence of several compounds such as flavonoids, phenolic elements, steroids, tannins, saponins, terpenoids, and carbohydrates was revealed by qualitative phytochemical screening of the ethanolic extracts of the leaves, as well as GC-MS analysis to examine the chemical components present in it. A total of twenty-seven compounds were discovered in the ethanolic extract. The findings of this study would form the basis for the manufacture of herbal medicines for a variety of ailments using Hugonia mystax leaves.
B. Vasuki *, P. Chitra, M. Vijayabaskaran, N. Mahadevan and R. Sambathkumar
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, J. K. K. Nattraja College of Pharmacy, Kumarapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India.
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