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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1-7

Phytochemical constituents of some Indian medicinal plants


1 Medicinal Plants Research Unit, P.G. & Research Department of Microbiology, Perambalur 621 212, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Thanthai Hans Roever College, Perambalur 621 212, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
R Dhandapani
Medicinal Plants Research Unit, P.G. & Research Department of Microbiology, Perambalur 621 212, Tamil Nadu
India
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PMID: 22557280

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Alkaloids, tannins, saponins, steroid, terpenoid, flavonoids, phlobatannin and cardie glycoside distribution in seven medicinal plants belonging to different families were assessed and compared. The medicinal plants investigated were Aegle marmelos, Cynodon dactylon, Eclipta prostrata, Moringa pterygosperma, Pongamia pinnata, Sida acuta and Tridax procumbens.  The significance of the plants in traditional medicine and the importance of the distribution of these chemical constituents were discussed with respect to the role of these plants in ethnomedicine in India.


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