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Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2015)

Mucuna nivea DC. A member of Fabaceae: Preliminary phytochemical analysis

J B Devhade, S S Kalwaghe, M J Devade
The present work is aimed to carry out preliminary phytochemical screening of Mucuna nivea DC. Species which is rare and reported in flora of Buldana district (Maharashtra). This plant is used to cure various diseases. The phytochemical screening showed the presence of alkaloids, glycosides, phytosterols, saponins and tannins. The extracts of Mucuna nivea DC. Were done by using various solvents such as petroleum ether, benzene, chloroform, acetone, ethanol, and water. The present work has been done on the plant which is medicinally significant and its parts such as root, stem, leaves and seeds are used as crude drugs to cure different ailments by tribal people.
Seeds of Mucuna Nivea DC
Fig.: Seeds of Mucuna Nivea DC
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How to cite this article:
J B Devhade, S S Kalwaghe, M J Devade. . The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2015; 4(1): 96-98.
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