PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL STUDIES ON FRUITS OF TERMINALIA SPECIES (COMBRETACEAE), USED BY THE LOCAL TRIBALS OF ANDHRA PRADESHAbstract
The present paper deals with preliminary phyto-chemical screening of Terminalia species (Combretaceae), used by the local tribal communities for different human and veterinary ailments. The personal interviews conducted with local herbal practitioners and review of literature yielded 5 species of Terminalia as an effective remedy for diabetes, dysentery, diarrhoea, asthma, rheumatic pains etc. The fruits of Terminalia species used for maximum number of human and veterinary ailments than leaf and stem bark. Ethyl acetate, methanol and water extracts of fruits was conducted for preliminary phytochemical screening which were used as drug for different ailments and composition of various groups of constituents was discussed.
K. Rajasekhar, S. Ramesh and R.R. Venkata Raju*
Phytomedicine Division, Dept of Botany, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur-515 033, Andhra Pradesh, India
10 July, 2013
27 September, 2013
15 December, 2013
01 January, 2014