PHYSICO-CHEMICAL EVALUATION OF WHOLE PLANT OF COCCULUS PENDULUS (J.R. & G. FORST.) DIELSAbstract
The whole plant of Cocculus pendulus (J.R. & G. Forst.) Diels is reported to have quality medicinal values in traditional system of medicines. The various physico-chemical parameters included determination of extractive value, loss on drying, ash values, fluorescence analysis, HPTLC analysis and preliminary phytochemical analysis were performed. The preliminary identification of Cocculus pendulus was observed by studying macroscopical features and the final authentication was confirmed by the botanist. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of whole plant of Cocculus pendulus revealed the presence of various phytoconstituents like alkaloids, carbohydrates, phytosterols, saponins, proteins and mucilage. HPTLC fingerprint analysis of ethanolic extract of plant Cocculus pendulus reveals presence of 13 peaks and 10 peaks in 256 nm and 366 nm respectively. The physico-chemical evaluation of Cocculus pendulus was a useful tool to identify quality, purity and authenticity of Cocculus pendulus.
S. K. Ramala * and G. Alagumanivasagam
Department of Pharmacy, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India.
13 December, 2017
21 April, 2018
13 May, 2018
01 September, 2018