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PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING IN SOME CUCURBITACEAE MEMBERS

02/2013; 3(1):49-51.

ABSTRACT A Phytochemical is a natural bioactive compound produced by plant body as secondary metabolites (mostly in fruits, vegetables and nuts) that works with nutrients and dietary fibre to protect against pathogenic attack. Phyochemicals are usually associated to plant pigments. So, fruits and vegetables thats are bright colours – yellow, orange, red, green, blue and purple. Current article deals with the Phytochemical screening of cucurbitaceae members viz. Lagenaria vulgaris, Luffa acutangula and Momordica subangulata. The Phytochemical test of these plants were carried out by standred methods with reference to Alkaloids, Flavonoid, Saponin, Tannin, Carbohydrates, Glycoside, Anthocyannin, etc.

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    ABSTRACT: Phytochemical screening of euphorbiaceae members were carried out for understanding their solvent solubility. Qualitative analysis of secondary metabolites was performed for the presence of Alkaloids, Tannins, Proteins, Flavonoids, Phenols, Steroids, Saponins, Quinines, Glycosides, Carbohydrates and Amino acid. The results revealed that in all studied species (viz. Euphorbia tirucalli, Chrozophora rottleri and Phyllanthus reticulates) shows negative response for steroids test indicates usefulness of these plants as food and fodder. It is evidence from result & literature available presence of phenol indicates their medicinal usefulness of these plants. The results also revealed that Euphorbiaceae members have maximum phytochemicals which are soluble in organic solvent.
    05/2013; 3(2):53-55.

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