QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE DETERMINATION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL CONTENTS IN LEAVES OF Tridax procumbens L. IN SIMGA BLOCK OF BALODABAZAR-BHATAPARA DISTRICT

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MADHULIKA PANDAW
P. K. SALUJA

Abstract

Natural product and standardized plant extract give unlimited opportunities for new drugs. Tridax procumbens  L. is one such versatile weeds belonging to family Asteraceae that contain different medicinal values used byethnomedical practitioners. The leaves extract has been scientifically recognized as anticoagulant, analgesic, anticancer, antianemic, antifungal and insect repellent. The aim of the present study was to investigate the qualitative and quantitative analysis of phytochemicals from the leaves of Tridax procumbens  L. Their leaves were extracted with various solvent such as methanol, aqueous, chloroform and petroleum ether. The phytochemical analysis was carried out to analyze the presence of alkaloids, terpenoids, tannin, steroids, saponin, phenol, glycosides, flavonoids, carbohydrates, anthraquinones. The phytochemicals screening suggested that the presence of tannins in methanol and chloroform solvent, alkaloids in petroleum ether and methanol,terpenoids in aqueous, petroleum ether and methanol. Glycoside is found in aqueous and petroleum ether. Saponin was obtained only in petroleum ether. Flavonoids, phenols and carbohydrates are present in aqueous and methanol extract. Steroid was obtained in aqueous while anthraquinone was found absent in all the four extract. Quantitative analysis of the plant extract were analysed by UV spectrophotometer. The presence of various secondary metabolites showed that Tridax procumbens can be successfully used for the various potent and novel drugs for human health care.

Keywords:
Ethno medical, secondary metabolites, UV spectrophotometer.

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PANDAW, M., & SALUJA, P. K. (2021). QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE DETERMINATION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL CONTENTS IN LEAVES OF Tridax procumbens L. IN SIMGA BLOCK OF BALODABAZAR-BHATAPARA DISTRICT. PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 22(11-12), 122-135. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/PCBMB/article/view/5990
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