Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)
Evaluation of minerals and phytochemicals present in aerial parts of Barleria buxifolia L. (Acanthaceae)
MS Manjula and E Anjalai
The family Acanthaceae consists of a significant number of medicinal plants with broad array of biological activities and gorgeous number of phytoconstituents. Most of Barleria species are potent in anti-inflamatory, analgestic, antileukemic, antitumor, antihyperglycemic, anti-amoebic, virudal, antidiabetic, antifertility, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective and antibiotic activities. The objective of this study is to carry out the preliminary phytochemical screening aerial parts of Barleria buxifolia L. Fresh plant sample collected from various parts of Uthangarai. Plant extract prepared by using soxhlet apparatus, Quantitative mineral analysis and Phytochemical analysis carried out by standardized procedure. Selected plant extracts indicates the presence of glycosides, alkaloids, carbohydrates, tannin, phenolics, flavonoids, proteins and amino acids. Medicinal assessment of plants lies in some chemical substances like alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins and phenolic compounds which serve as defend against many microorganisms. The results obtained from preliminary pharmacognostic standardization of aerial parts of Barleria buxifolia L. are helpful in resolve of quality and purity of the crude drug and its marketed formulation.
How to cite this article:
MS Manjula, E Anjalai. Evaluation of minerals and phytochemicals present in aerial parts of <em>Barleria buxifolia</em> L. (Acanthaceae). Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):309-311.