Phyto-chemical Evaluation of extracts of Cajanus cajan Linn.

Authors

  • Subrata Das Women’s Polytechnic (Govt. of West Bengal), Chandernagore, Hooghly-712136

Keywords:

Botanical evaluation, Cajanus cajan, Extractive values, Fabeaceae, Phytochemicals

Abstract

ABSTRACT
Phytochemicals are chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants (phyto means plant in Greek).Some is responsible for color and other has organoleptic properties. Some phytochemicals with physiological properties are elements. Some phytochemicals are biologically active which provides protective health benefits. The seeds and leaves of Cajanus cajan Linn. belonging to the family Fabeaceae, which is a shrub cultivated in Central India are used as medicine for the treatment of ulcer, wounds, liver ailments and asthma by the villagers. From extensive literature survey it is revealed that no reports were available on macroscopic as well as phytochemical standardization parameters of Cajanus cajan Linn. The present study aimed to establish methods for quality control of drugs, botanical evaluation which comprises of macroscopy, physicochemical parameters like loss on drying, extractive values, ash values and to investigate the phytochemicals present in the extracts in the preliminary level with chemical analysis and thin layer chromatography. The study will provide referential information for the better understanding of the plant to be used as medicine for the treatment of the various diseases.
Keywords: Botanical evaluation, Cajanus cajan, Extractive values, Fabeaceae, Phytochemicals

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2017-05-30

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