Shyam W Dafare and Jagannath V Gadpayale
The present research paper represents the preliminary phytochemical screening of the crude extract of Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f., plant belongs to the Orchidaceae family exposed to find out the presence of various bioactive components. The specimen shows the occurrence of Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Carbohydrate, Phenolic compounds, Glycosides and Tannins mostly while Proteins and Free Amino Acids and Gums and mucilage in trace amount. The diversity of phytochemicals found suggests that whole plant of Vanda testacea (Lindl.) Rchb.f., could serve as a source of useful drugs for future.
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