INVESTIGATION OF PHYTOCONSTITUENTS IN STEM BARK OF FICUS BENGHALENSIS LINN. USING GC-MS TECHNIQUEAbstract
Objective of the present study is to investigate the chemical composition of methanol extract of stem bark of Ficus benghalensis Linn. (Indian Banyan Tree). Shade and air dried stem bark were powdered and extract was prepared according to selective sequential extraction using different solvents of increasing polarity. Methanol extract of stem bark of this plant was further subjected to gas chromatography and mass spectrometry as to the best of authors’ s knowledge no published literature exist about the characterization of chemical constituents of methanol extract by GC-MS technique. Total 63 compounds were reported by GCMS studies out of which two were never reported earliar. Qualitative and quantitative presence of different biologically important phytoconstituents were reported and two new phytoconstituents were investigated. Results of this study suggested the phytopharmacological importance of reported constituents of stem bark extract of Ficus benghalensis Linn. and justify the use of Ficus benghalensis Linn. in ancient literature of Ayurveda.
Shiva, S. Singh * and S. K. Singh
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India.
15 December, 2017
27 January, 2018
01 June, 2018