GC-MS STUDY OF IXORA PAVETTA VAHL.Abstract
Ixora pavetta Vahl. is a small tree, traditionally used for the treatment of diarrhoea, dysentery, urinary disorders, leucorrhoea, veneral diseases and sedative. The flowers of the plant were extracted with ethanol by cold percolation method. The presence of the compounds in the extract was analyzed by GC-MS technique. The parameters of mass spectral analysis viz. retention time and characteristics of peak using NIST library were considered for the detection of compounds, The compounds viz. 3-Butyn-2-ol, 3-Butyn-1-ol, Amyl nitrite, 2Octyn-1-ol, 1, 9-Decadiyne and Butyl glyoxylate were identified from the study. With reference to the phytochemical and ethanobotanical databases, the Pharmacological activity of the compounds which identified were found out and compared with its traditional uses. Sedative property is one of the traditional uses of Ixora pavetta was found to be due to the presence of Amyl nitrite in the extract.
K. Srinivas and R. V. Celestin Baboo*
Asst. Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy, A.M. Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Petlurivaripalem Post, Narasaraopet (Mdl), Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India
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