Analysis of total phenols, total tannins and screening of phytocomponents in Indigofera aspalathoides (Shivanar Vembu) Vahl EX DC

Tamilselvi, N.; Krishnamoorthy, P.; Dhamotharan, R.; Arumugam, P.; Sagadevan, E.
June 2012
Journal of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Research;2012, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p3259
Academic Journal
The plant Indigofera aspalathoides is popularly known as Sivanar vembu in Tamil belongs to the family fabaceae. The stem is traditionally used for various skin disorders and cancer. In the traditional medicinal system, the leaves, flowers and tender shoot are said to be cooling and demulcent, they are used in the form of decoction for leprosy and cancer affections. Qualitative and quantitative Phytocomponents test were screened in Indigofera aspalathoides. The total content of some important phytochemical constituents like phenols, tannins of Indigofera aspalathoides by studied using spectrophotometric methods. The results showed that the plant is rich in phenols (47.38±1.532) compare than Tannins (34.59±1.788).


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