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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 7
First page : ( 3541) Last page : ( 3546)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00603.6

Phytochemical Screening on Champaka pushpam (Michelia champaca)

Shejale Savita R.1,*, Yeligar Veerendra. C.2

1Ashokrao Mane College of Pharmacy, Peth Vadgaon

2Sarojani College of Pharmacy, Tal. Hatkanangale, Dist. Kolhapur

*Corresponding Author E-mail: satputesavita@gmail.com

Online published on 24 December, 2019.

Abstract

Michelia champaca Linn. Known as Champaca is Belonging to family of Magnoliaceae. It Consists of 12 genera and 220 species of evergreen trees and shrubs. In recent times there are several reports of medical specialty roles and activities of Michelia champaca and its active principles on the circulatory system, antipyretic, diuretic1. Flowers and the fruit in combination with other drugs are recommended as an antidote to snake and scorpion venoms. The Smell of flowers is a good stimulant. The flowers are expectorant and useful in cough and rheumatism.2 The Phytochemical analysis of the leaves and flowers of the plant showed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, glycosides, carbohydrates, amino acids, flavonoids and sterol in different solvent system. The petroleum ether extract of the dried flower contained n-alkane hydrocarbons, unsaturated aliphatic ketones, beta sistosterol and quercetin. The quercetin forms the first report of its occurrence in the genus Michelia(Shalini and Jaggi 2004) Lago et al (2009) reported that volatile oils contained six sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, four oxygenated sesquiterpenes and two aliphatic alcohols from water using dichloromethane solvent in leaves of M. champaca L.3

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Keywords

Michelia champaca, Unsaturated ketones, Sesquiterpenes.

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