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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2015, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 69) Last page : ( 72)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2015.00013.8

Pharmacognostical Studies on Leaves of Allamanda cathartica with Detail Physicochemical and Phytochemical Evaluation

Pawar Kirteebala P.1,*, Bhitre Milind J.2, Kalamkar Priyanka V.1, Kale Mohan K.1

1Department of Pharmaceutics, Assistant Professor, Konkan Gyanpeeth Rahul Dharkar College of Pharmacy and Research Institute, Karjat

2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Professor, C. U. Shah College of Pharmacy, Santacrutz, Mumbai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kirtee.khairnar@rediffmail.com

Online published on 29 October, 2015.

Abstract

Allamanda cathartica L. is an evergreen vine like woody shrub which is a genus of mostly climbing shrub of Apocyanaceae family. In traditional medicine in moderate doses, the leaves are used as a cathartic, their infusion or extract is given in colic. Therefore in this context the detailed pharmacognostic study of leaves with reference to physicochemical and phytochemical evaluation has been carried out with aim to establish its pharmacognostical standards. The phytochemical studies of methanolic extract of leaves reveals the presence of carbohydrates, reducing sugars, hexose sugar, Saponin glycosides, flavonoids, alkaloids, amino acids, phenolic compounds, steroids, proteins.

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Keywords

Allamanda cathartica, methanolic extract, leaves, physicochemical evaluation, phytochemical evaluation, HPTLC.

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