TITLE

PHARMACOGNOSTIC AND PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF AMARANTHUS SPINOSUS (LINN.) LEAVES

AUTHOR(S)
Mathur, Jaya; Khatri, Pankaj; Samanta, Kartick Chandra; Sharma, Ashish; Mandal, Subhash
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
International Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences;Oct2010, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p121
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Leaves of Plant Amaranthus spinosus Linn.were reported to possess good medicinal value in traditional system of medicine, the present investigation deals with Macroscopic, Microscopic and preliminary phytochemical investigation of leaves of Amaranthus spinosus which includes leaf constants, physiochemical parameters like ash values, extractive values and moisture content. The total ash, acid insoluble ash, water-soluble ash values and sulfated ash were observed to be 6.33%, 3.60%, 2.44% and 0.80% w/w respectively. Alcohol soluble and water-soluble extractive values of the leaves were observed to be 6.40%, 3.30%, respectively. powdered leaves were also subjected to fluorescence analysis with different chemicals. Phytochemical investigation of methanolic and petroleum ether extracts revealed the presence of Flavonoids, phytosterols, glycosides, tannins, phenolic compounds and carbohydrates. The main aim of the present investigation is to study the macro, microscopic and some other pharmacognostic characters and physicochemical standards of leaves of Amaranthus spinosus Linn. which could be used to prepare a monograph for the proper identification of the plant.
ACCESSION #
54296814

 

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