MRN Shaikh, Komal S Hatkar, Pratiksha V Patil, Pankaj V Ambekar, Akash V Patil, Shubham R Jadhav
Leaves of plant Corchorus depressus L. are reported to possess good medicinal values in traditional system of medicine. The present investigation deals with preliminary phytochemical investigation of leaves and root of Corchorus depressus L. which includes pharmacological significance as antacid. This in vitro study is done by simple maceration procedure, water use as solvent in it. Root of plant Corchorus depressus L. are reported to possess good medicinal values in traditional system of medicine. The present investigation deals with preliminary phytochemical investigation of leaves of Corchorus depressus L. which includes physicochemical parameters like ash values, Extractive values and moisture content. The total ash, acid insoluble ash, water soluble ash values and sulphated ash were observed to be 5.40%, 2.96%, 1.85%, 0.65% respectively. Alcohol soluble and water soluble extractive values of leaves ware observed to be 2.90%, 5.54% respectively. Phytochemical investigation of n-hexane, chloroform, ethanol and water extract revealed the presence of glycosides, tannins, terpenoids, steroids, carbohydrates, alkaloids, saponins and proteins. The main aim of present investigation is to study the pharmacognostic characters and phytochemical standard of leaves of Corchorus depressus L. which could be used to prepare a monograph for the proper identification of plant.
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