Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)
Screening of phytochemicals and biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles from leaf, bark and fruits of medicinal tree species Terminalia pallida Brandis an endemic to Seshachalam Hill ranges
P Rama Mohan and N Savithramma
Terminalia pallida Brandis a Combretaceae species, IUCN red-listed medicinally important semi-evergreen tree an endemic to Seshachalam hill ranges. The leaf, bark and fruits of this tree species possess a number of medicinal properties and used to treat various diseases by local people. The present study was aimed to analyze mineral contents by ICP-OES method, screening phytochemicals with polar solvents and no-polar solvents and synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). The results revealed that the selected tree species is a good source for minerals, phytochemicals such as proteins, reducing sugars, alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, lactones, phenols, saponins, steroids, tannins and triterpenoids hence this endemic tree species is able to synthesize effective AgNPs.
How to cite this article:
P Rama Mohan, N Savithramma. Screening of phytochemicals and biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles from leaf, bark and fruits of medicinal tree species <em>Terminalia pallida</em> Brandis an endemic to Seshachalam Hill ranges. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):408-416.