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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 165) Last page : ( 169)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00029.9

Phytochemical Analysis and Anti-inflammatory Screening of Strychnos colubrina Linn

Mrs. Francis Preethimol1, Dr. Suseem SR2,*

1Asst. Professor, Nirmala College of Pharmacy, Muvattupuzha, Kerala-686661, India

2Asst. Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, SAS, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: srsuseem@vit.ac.in

Online published on 9 March, 2016.

Abstract

India is a country that is rich in wide varieties of medicinal plants. Strychnos colubrina Linn is a plant that is endemic to Kerala. The present study deals with the extraction, qualitative and quantitative analysis of the areal parts of plant. The successive extractions were carried out on the areal parts of plant using pet. ether, chloroform, methanol and water. Through the preliminary qualitative Phytochemical analysis the active constituents were identified. The quantitative estimation of these compounds was done. The GC-MS study revealed the presence of important constituents present in the extract. The in vitro anti-inflammatory activity was also carried out using the chloroform extract that revealed a potent anti-inflammatory effect of the extract.

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Keywords

Strychnos, extraction, Phytochemical, GC-MS.

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