Preliminary Comparative Phytochemical Screening of Euphorbia Species

American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences 09/2012; 11(8).


Phytochemical screening tests were performed first before bulk extractions. Phytochemical screening resulted in the isolation of new and novel compounds proved to be a leading candidate to fight diseases including cancer. Aerial parts of Euphorbia prostrate, Euphorbia milii, Euphorbia hirta and Euphorbia helioscopia were used for phytochemical screening for the presence of different classes of secondary metabolites. The phytochemical screening revealed the presence of terpenoids, flavonides and tennins which are given in table (2-5). The IR spectroscopy of the crude extracts indicated the presence of OH, CH stretching saturated, C=O, C=C, NO2, C-N, Ar-O, C-O- , R-O-, C-Cl Stretching respectively

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