Comparative phytochemical evaluation of crude and ethanolic extract Andrographis paniculata (Kalmegh)
Author(s): Anand Kumar Singh, Prakash Bhatt and SK Shukla
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the phytochemical analysis of Andrographis panniculata. It is a traditional medicinal plant and it is commonly known as kalmegh. A. paniculata have number of pharmacological properties like, anticancer, antiheptotoxicity, Anti-diabetic & anti-inflammation. The crude and ethanolic extract of the plant was analyzed. The phytochemical screening of both the extracts were positive for alkaloids, phenols, tannins, flavonoids, terpenoids and saponins. The atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS) was applied for estimation of organic elements namely Ca, Mg, Fe, Cu and Zn. HPLC analysis shows the presence of possible main compounds in both the prepared extract.