Chemical fingerprint of essential oil components from fresh leaves of Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) Correa
Pressy P. Prakasia, Ashalatha S. Nair
The present research was undertaken to characterize the promising bioactive constituents of Glycosmis pentaphylla leaves. The volatile oil was obtained by hydrodistillation and the components present were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Elucidation on mass spectrum GC-MS was conducted using the database of National Institute of Standard and technology (NIST). The GC-MS analysis of essential oil of Glycosmis pentaphylla leaves resolved into sixty seven compounds representing 99.71% of essential oil. The active principles with their retention time, peak area, molecular formula, molecular weight, structure and category of the compound were predicted. Phytol (28.03%) was the dominant compound in the oil. From the present study, it is revealed that the oil present in leaf is very rich in diverse phytochemicals. Most of the identified compounds are basically biological important. The results are in conformity with the tribal conviction for which they use as traditional medicine for diverse bioactivities and curing of ailments.
How to cite this article:
Pressy P. Prakasia, Ashalatha S. Nair. Chemical fingerprint of essential oil components from fresh leaves of Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) Correa. Pharma Innovation 2015;3(12):50-56.