Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs: Open Access

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Physico-chemical and Preliminary Phytochemical Study of Seeds of Datisca cannabina Linn (Datiscaceae) from Himalaya Region in Pakistan


Ijaz S, Perveen A, Kousar S and Ghaffar N

The indigenous medicine involves the use of various plant extracts or the bioactive constituents, phytochemical analysis of such plants confirm the presence of different phytochemicals. Datisca cannabina Linn belong to family Datiscaceae. The whole plant is used in medicines in a mixture forms. The aim of this study was to assess the seeds of Datisca cannabina physicochemically and phytochemically. Maximum bioactive compounds (carbohydrate, alkaloids, proteins and aminoacids, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, glycosides fixed oil and terpenoids) were detected in the extract of methanol, chloroform, acetone and water. Presence of several phytochemical compounds showed high therapeutic potential of Datisca cannabina and it can take for medicinal purposes after determining the seeds pharmacologically.


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