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Vol. 7, Issue 10 (2018)

Qualitative phytochemical analysis of Tinospora cordifolia and Withania somnifera

Author(s):
Iqra Nazir and Rikhi S Chauhan
Abstract:
The phytochemical analysis of the plants is very important commercially and has great interest in pharmaceutical companies for the production of the new drugs for curing of various diseases. Phytochemicals have two categories i.e., primary and secondary constituents. Primary constituents have chlorophyll, proteins sugar and amino acids. Secondary constituents contain terpenoids and alkaloids. Medicinal plants have antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammation activities. The present study involves the qualitative phytochemical analysis of two different medicinal plants: Tinospora cordifolia and Withania somnifera locally available in Pantnagar, region of Uttarakhand. The aqueous and ethanolic extract samples were used for the phytochemical analysis to find out the phytochemical constituents in the plants. Guduchi and ashwagandha are very renowned medicinal plant for its versatile pharmaceutical properties. For finding several compounds qualitative phytochemical analysis is very important. Two different solvents viz; water and ethanol were used to obtain extracts. These extracts were used for qualitative preliminary phytochemical analysis using standard chemical tests. Data indicates the presence of flavonoids, alkaloids, proteins, phenolic compounds, cardiac glycosides and tannins.
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How to cite this article:
Iqra Nazir, Rikhi S Chauhan. Qualitative phytochemical analysis of <em>Tinospora cordifolia </em>and<em> Withania somnifera</em>. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(10):333-336.

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