Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)
Phytochemical screening of Jamun seeds using different extraction methods
Shikha Pandhi and Amrita Poonia
Fruits contain a diverse assortment of bioactive compounds such as alkaloids, tannins, anthocyanins, flavonoids, phenolic acids, procyanidins that possess many functional properties such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-carcinogenic properties and also protects against various degenerative and chronic diseases. These compounds are known to exhibit many health benefits and disease-preventive characteristics. The extraction of these phytochemicals from plant involves the use of various extraction techniques. Syzygium cumini (synonym Eugenia jambolana) or Jamun plant is known to possess diverse phytochemicals, most of which are observed to be of health benefits. The seeds are the most studied plant part. Polyphenols are present inherently in lots of fruits, which act as natural antioxidants and possess antioxygenic property with the advantage of low toxicity. The Antioxidant activity of phenolics in fruits is mainly because of their redox properties, which permit them to act as a reducing agent. The present study aims at screening various phytochemicals present in Jamun seeds extracted using different extraction methods both qualitatively and quantitatively.
How to cite this article:
Shikha Pandhi, Amrita Poonia. Phytochemical screening of Jamun seeds using different extraction methods. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(2):226-231.