PHARMACOGNOSTICAL AND PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF AEGLE MARMELOS L. CORREA FRUIT PULPAbstract
The present study deals with the Pharmacognostical and preliminary phytochemical studies of fruit pulp of Aegle marmelos. Macroscopy, organoleptic characters, microscopic features, physiochemical standardization parameters such as total ash, acid insoluble ash, water soluble ash, alcohol, water and other organic solvent extractives, preliminary phytochemical assay, fluorescence analysis and microbial limit assay were performed using standard textual methods. The Pharmacognostical results showed the following observations that are total ash (3.8%), acid insoluble ash (2.05%), water soluble ash (2.9%), water extractives (12%), alcoholic extractives (10.4%), foaming index (333.3U), and swelling index (3.3%). Fruit pulp reveals the presence of steroids, terpenoids, flavonoids, Saponins, phenolic compounds, lignin, fat and oil, proteins, carbohydrates, amino acids and reducing sugars. These observations would be of immense value in the botanical identification and standardization of drugs in a crude form.
R. K. Sujatha 2, S. Rajan*, M. Gokila , P. Jency and P. Brindha
Department of Microbiology, M. R. Government Arts College, Mannargudy, Thiruvarur District, Tamil Nadu, India
01 February, 2011
24 March, 2011
28 April, 2011
01 May, 2011