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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 7
First page : ( 3169) Last page : ( 3170)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00560.0

Identification of Bioactive Compounds in the leaves extract of Piper longum using GCMS

Kavitha S.1,*, Dr. Kannan M. V. Ramesh1, Dr. Mani P.2

1Department of Medicinal Plant Biotechnology, Sharmila Institute of Medicinal Products Research Academy, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

2Department of Biotechnology, Annai College of Arts and Science, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: saranva.k@gmail.com

Online published on 10 August, 2020.


The plant of Piperaceae family Piper longum whose fruits were dried and widely used as spices and seasoning in India. The dried fruit was widely used in combination with other herbs to treat various diseases and disorders in Ayurvedic medicine [1,2]. The analysis was done on the seeds and showed that they have the ability to treat indigestion, diarrhea, diabetes, cholera, obesity, skin problem and improves the bone strength. In the present study the leaves of the plant was collected, dried and powdered. The ethanolic extraction of the powdered leaves is done with soxhlet and the presence of bioactive compounds in the extract was analyzed using GCMS technique.



Piper longum, bioactive compounds, Ethanol, Soxhlet, GCMS.


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