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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Qualitative phytochemical screening of various extracts of Cucurbita maxima seeds

Author(s):
Hukma Ram Parihar, Ashok Gaur, Kartar Singh, Pratishtha Sharma and Aruna Panwar
Abstract:
Cucurbita maxima commonly known as pumpkin, belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae and is widely cultivated throughout the world for use as vegetable as well as medicine. The present study deals with qualitative phytochemical evaluation of aqueous and alcoholic extracts of Cucurbita maxima seeds. The study includes preparation of various extracts by successive solvent extraction for phytochemical analysis. Dried seeds of pumpkin were taken and then grinded to make coarse powder of it, later its aqueous and alcoholic extracts prepared in Soxhlet apparatus. Qualitative phytochemical screening of various extracts of Cucurbita maxima seeds reveals the presence of alkaloids, reducing sugars, glycosides, tannins.
Pages: 511-513  |  766 Views  462 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Hukma Ram Parihar, Ashok Gaur, Kartar Singh, Pratishtha Sharma and Aruna Panwar. Qualitative phytochemical screening of various extracts of Cucurbita maxima seeds. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 511-513.

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