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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Preliminary phytochemical analysis of aqueous and alcoholic extracts of Moringa oleifera leaves

Author(s):
Kartar Singh, Pratishtha Sharma, Ashok Gaur, Nazeer Mohammed, Hukma Ram Parihar, Avinash Kumar Chouhan and Dilip Singh Meena
Abstract:
Phytochemical analysis is very important tool for identifying the quality as well as medicinal importance of particular plant. Moringa oleifera (Sainjna, Drumstick tree) an ancient plant described in Vedas, Sushruta Samhita and in various nighantu is a very important medicinal plant. Ethno-pharmacologically, Moringa is used in many diseases viz. Helminthiasis, wound healing, diabetes, cancer, inflammation and various other disease conditions. Present study was carried out to find the phytochemical constituents of various extracts of Moringa oleifera leaves and its anthelmintic activity. Dried leaves of Moringa were taken and then grinded to make coarse powder of it, later its aqueous and alcoholic extracts prepared in Soxhlet apparatus. Phytochemical analysis of aqueous and alcoholic extracts of Moringa oleifera leaves revealed presence of alkaloids, reducing sugars, glycosides, proteins, tannins, flavonoids and saponins.
Pages: 808-810  |  618 Views  429 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kartar Singh, Pratishtha Sharma, Ashok Gaur, Nazeer Mohammed, Hukma Ram Parihar, Avinash Kumar Chouhan and Dilip Singh Meena. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of aqueous and alcoholic extracts of Moringa oleifera leaves. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 808-810.

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