Journal of Pharmacognosy & Natural Products

ISSN: 2472-0992

Open Access

Mohan Amatya

Department of Medicine, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Review Article   
    Phytochemical Analysis and Antimicrobial Screening Studies of Calotropis gigantea Leaves
    Author(s): Dibikshya Bhandari*, Mohan Amatya and Sabyata Gautam

    Introduction: Calotropis gigantea (Apocynaceae) is a wild herb that can be used to cure a variety of ailments, including fever, indigestion, colds, coughs, asthma, and scabies. Methods: The powdered C. gigantea leaves was examined for ash value, extractive value, organoleptic properties, and microscopy. Also, the extract of the plant in several solvents (petroleum ether, diethyl ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate, ethanol, and water) was successively calculated. Each extract was screened for phytochemicals and evaluated for total phenolic content and total flavonoid content. The antioxidant activity of aqueous and alcohol extracts was assessed, along with the antibacterial properties of each extract. Results: Alkaloids, steroids, saponins, terpenoids, glycosides, reducing sugars, non-reducing sugars, protein.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2472-0992.2022.8.205

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