PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF SALACIA MACROSPERMA
Publication Date : 30/11/2017
The present task deals with phytochemical studies of Salacia macrosperma. The phytochemicals screened were carried out to know about the quantitative existence of secondary metabolites, such as saponins, steroids, flavonoids, quinine, glycosides, phlobatannin and tannins and have been carried out. The result of the study showed that the plant root and leaf were rich in steroids, saponins and quinone. The phlobatannin reported negative test in the study. The phytochemicals observed in the screened species are indicatives of these plants could be a possible source to obtain new and effective herbal drug to real treatments, hence justified the ethic use of species against various infectious diseases.
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