PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND PHARMACOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF THE LEAVES OF BUTEA MONOSPERMAAbstract
Various parts of the plant Butea monosperma have been used traditionally for many of the diseases like anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anthelmintic, antidiabetic, diuretic, analgesic, antitumor, anticancer, astringent activities. Among the various parts of the Butea monosperma first choice is selection of leaves in our current research work because only scanty work has been done on leaves. So it is an attempt to carryout phytochemical evaluation of various leaf extracts and to isolate active constituents and study the characterization of isolated compounds by FTIR, NMR and Mass spectroscopy. The isolated components evaluated for the pharmacological activities along with antimicrobial studies. The pharmacological studies of Petroleum ether, hexane, Chloroform, Ethyl acetate and Ethanol extracts of Butea Monosperma leaves shows the anti-inflammatory activity and anthelmintic activity. The petroleum ether and chloroform extract of Butea Monosperma leaves shows antioxidant activity. The Petroleum ether, Hexane, Chloroform, Ethyl acetate and Ethanol extracts of Butea Monosperma leaves have no anti bacterial and antifungal activity.