HPTLC FINGER PRINT PROFILE OF ROOT EXTRACTS OF MARTYNIA ANNUA LINN.Abstract
The objective of the present study is to evaluate phytochemical composition and HPTLC finger print profile of medicinally useful plant Martynia annua L. (Martyniaceae) root extracts. The CAMAG HPTLC system was used for the finger print profiling of root extract using the mobile phase chloroform: Methanol (9:1 v/v). The profile showed that the root extract of Martynia annua exhibited several peaks with different Rf values when visualized at 254 nm and 366 nm. At 254 nm a total 7 peaks were observed and at 366 nm 9 peaks were observed. The result of HPTLC analysis of Martynia annua root extracts shows that the maximum number of chemical constituents present in alcoholic root extract of Martynia annua in comparison to hydro-alcoholic and aqueous root extract of Martynia annua in given solvent system of chloroform and methanol. Further bioactivity guided fractionation and analysis of isolated chemical entity can reveal the active constituents in the different root extract of Martynia annua.