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Volume : 6 Issue :2 Month : February (2018)
Page Numbers : 133-138

Qualitative analysis of phytochemicals and pharmacognostic evaluation of different extracts of Acalypha fruticosa leaves

R.Malathi*, D.Sivakumar, S. Chandrasekar
Recently the traditional medicine is accepted as an alternative source for human health care and lead to the development of novel drugs from herbal plants. Acalypha fruticosa is the herbal plant commonly known as “Chinnichedi” and “Birch leaved acalypha” is a shrub belonging to the family of Euphorbiaceae. The objective of the study was to evaluate the pharmacognostic characters and qualitative phytochemical screening of different extracts of A. fruticosa. The qualitative phytochemical analysis and pharmacognostical evaluation was performed by standard procedure previously described with few modifications. The results of the qualitative phytochemical analysis and fluorescence analysis confirm that this plant is the plentiful source of phytoconstituents. The phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of flavonoids, pro-teins, phenols, carbohydrates, cardiac glycosides, fatty acids, phlobatannins and emodins. In conclusion, it was recommended that the plant Acalypha fruticosa can be used as promising source for the development of novel drugs due to the presence of various phytoconstituents.
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