PROXIMATE AND QUALITATIVE PHYTOCHEMICALS STUDIES ON LEAVES AND STEMS OF Adansonia digitata L

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CHHAVI GOEL
RAJIV DUTTA

Abstract

The attractive colours and fragrances produced by the plants are due to specific phytochemicals present in them. The objective of this study was to find out some physio-chemical parameters of leaves and stems of plants, and the presence of phytochemicals, carbohydrate, proteins, and antioxidant activity by hydrogen peroxides scavenging assay in the ethanolic and hydroethanolic extract of Adansonia digitata in both leaves and stems by qualitative screening method. In qualitative analysis, the presence of phytochemicals compounds such as alkaloids, saponins, tanins, phenols, anthraquinoes, flavonoids, steroids, terpinoids were determined in the ethanolic and hydroethanolic extract by standard methods. Results concluded that the presence of this active compound may be responsible for the medicinal exploitation of the plant. The hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity significantly increases with concentration. The phenolic and vitamin C content in the baobab leaf fraction played a significant role in the antioxidant activity due to reducing mechanisms.

Keywords:
Adansonia digitata, medicinal plant, phytochemicals, qualitative screening

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GOEL, C., & DUTTA, R. (2022). PROXIMATE AND QUALITATIVE PHYTOCHEMICALS STUDIES ON LEAVES AND STEMS OF Adansonia digitata L. PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 23(31-32), 1-11. Retrieved from https://ikpresse.com/index.php/PCBMB/article/view/7782
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