PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF STEM OF COUROUPITA GUIANENSISAbstract
Couroupita guianensis (Lecythidaceae) , is a medicinal plant which is endowed with curative properties including anti- fungal, anti – biotic, anti – septic, analgesic, anti-malaria, stomach – ache, tooth – ache, scabies, gastritis, bleeding piles, dysentry and scorpion poison. The study deals with the preliminary phytochemical screening of the stem of Couroupita guianensis with various extracts such as petroleum ether, benzene, ethanol and water. This includes the powder characteristics studies, fluorescence studies and thin layer chromotgraphic studies of the stem powder. The qualitative analysis of some secondary metabolites, to ascertain medicinal claims of this widely used medicinal plant. The results showed that the moderate presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids, amino acids, phenols and triterpenoids.
S. Manimegalai* and G. Rakkimuthu
Department of Chemistry, Arulmigu Palaniandavar college of Arts & Culture, Palani, Tamil Nadu, India
02 July, 2012
20 September, 2012
30 October, 2012