ISSN: 2249–9504
CAS CODEN: IJPCDX

PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF DIFFERENT SOLVENT EXTRACTS OF CENTELLA ASIATICA L. (FAMILY: APIACEAE), AN ETHIOPIAN WEED

Abstract

Author(s): Samuel Tadesse1, Kumar Ganesan2, Suresh Kumar P. Nair2, Neethu Letha3 and Sharmila Banu Gani4*

The conventional medicine system engages the exercise of various plant extracts or active principles. Ethno medical studyintenselysignifiesthat one of the greatestopportunityin searching novel cost-effective plants for medication. This investigation generally provides the healthclaim at reasonable price. The present study is aimed to assess the preliminary qualitative and quantitative phytochemical constituents in methanol, hexane and aqueous extracts of Centella asiaticaL. The qualitative preliminary phytochemical screening of methanol, hexane and aqueous extracts showed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, Total phenols and tannins, steroids and absence of remaining secondary metabolites. The total alkaloidsestablishedin the aqueous extract was 2.25mg/g and total saponin content was FI < 100. The phytochemicals recognized in this present investigationcould be utilized as tools for drug quality control obtained fromC.asiaticain the future, for the healing of a diversity of disease circumstances.

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