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Screening of phytochemical constituents of hydro-ethanolic extracts of aerial parts of Pithecellobium dulce and Ricinus communis

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali University, Banasthali, Banasthali, Rajasthan-304022, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali University, Banasthali, Rajasthan-304022, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 4, Issue (8), Pages 54-57, August,18 (2014)


The plants Ricinus communis belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae and Pithecellobium dulce from Fabaceae family are assessed and compared for the distribution of phytochemical constituents of medicinal importance like alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, terpenoids, fatty acids, resins, phenols, steroids and glycosides in their various aerial parts. The individual hydroethanolic extracts of leaves, flower, pod and bark of both the plants are found to contain all these phytoconstituents qualitatively either in high (+++), moderate (++) and low (+) concentrations in all the part of both the plants. These results indicate that these plant parts have most of the compounds of medicinal values.


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