Phytochemical and physicochemical assessment of diversity in the leaves of Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) DC
Vinitha S Babu and Ashalatha S Nair
Traditional knowledge and ethno-botanical use of plants have been widely acknowledged all over the world. Glycosmis pentaphylla (Rutaceae) is a shrubby plant found all over India, used for the healing of wounds of livestock in Indian folk medicine. The present study involves preliminary phytochemical and physicochemical evaluation of diversity in ten accessions of Glycosmis pentaphylla collected from three different eco-geographical zones of Kerala, India. Significant differences were observed between the studied genotypes for most of the parameters under study. Variability of results of this secondary metabolite testing could be induced by several factors such as age, climate, habitat, plant part, season, chemical race of plants, etc. Thus, it is expected that the important physicochemical properties of this genotype will be very useful in the curing of various diseases.
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Vinitha S Babu, Ashalatha S Nair. Phytochemical and physicochemical assessment of diversity in the leaves of <em>Glycosmis pentaphylla</em> (Retz.) DC. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):29-35.