Vol. 7, Issue 6 (2018)
Preliminary phytochemical screening of Ankola seed
Dr. Poonam Sharma
Phytochemical screening is very important for identifying the quality as well as medicinal importance of particular plant. Ankola (Alangium lamarckii. Thwaites) an ancient plant described in Vedas, Samhitas and in various nighantus is a very important medicinal plant. Ethnobotanically it is used in many diseases viz. wound healing, diabetes, skin diseases, constipation and various other diseases. It is described in Susruta Samhita in vrana chikitsa for removing the slough of wound. So here we are using it for treatment of vrana and so we are standardizing it for its identity, purity and to prove therapeutic action as well. Research work was carried out to find the phytochemical constituents and its wound healing property. Dried seeds of Ankola were taken and then grinded to make fine powder of it, later its petroleum ether extract made in Soxhlet apparatus along with water extract. Phytochemical screening was done for identifying the bio active substances as such flavonoids, alkaloids, carotenoids, tannin, antioxidants etc. TLC study was done with petroleum ether extract and water soluble extract.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Poonam Sharma. Preliminary phytochemical screening of Ankola seed. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(6):657-660.