Evaluation of phytochemical contents of Ipomoea cairica (L) Sweet – a qualitative approach


Phytochemical screening was performed on leaves and flower extracts of Ipomoea cairica obtained from Aizawl, Mizoram. To analyse the bioactive compounds, Pet. ether, CHCl3 and CH3OH extracts of the selected plants were tested by following standard procedures. The results demonstrated the presence of alkaloids, sterols, flavonoids, reducing sugars, tannins, saponins, terpenoids, anthraquinones, glycosides and phenols. These results were compared with literature values. Indications from the results depicted usefulness of the plant parts in the treatment of some common diseases.

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