Author(s): J. Jayachitra, B. Janani, V. Bharathi, R. Manikandan


DOI: 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00854.9   

Address: Dr. J. Jayachitra1*, B. Janani2, V. Bharathi3, R. Manikandan4
1Assistant Professor, Post Graduate Department of Biochemistry, Rabiammal Ahamed Maideen College for Women – 610001, Tamilnadu, India.
2Research Scholar, Post Graduate Department of Biochemistry, Rabiammal Ahamed Maideen College for Women – 610001, Tamilnadu, India.
3Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Srimathi Indra Gandhi College for Women, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India.
4Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, MIET Arts and Science College, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 13,      Issue - 10,     Year - 2020

The present study was carried out to characterize the bioactive constituents present in leaf extracts of Boerhavia diffusa L by using TLC. Phytochemical analysis showed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, terpenoids, glycosides, and phenols. The highly polar compounds would not appear as a distinct spot by TLC but would remain at the origin. Quantitatively mineral composition estimation revealed the presence of minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, copper, zinc and magnesium. In the present study Mg, Ca, Na are in large quantity while Cu and Zn are relatively low compared to the other elements.

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J. Jayachitra, B. Janani, V. Bharathi, R. Manikandan. Phytochemical analysis and mineral composition of Methanolic extract of Boerhavia diffusa L. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2020; 13(10):4856-4860. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00854.9

J. Jayachitra, B. Janani, V. Bharathi, R. Manikandan. Phytochemical analysis and mineral composition of Methanolic extract of Boerhavia diffusa L. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2020; 13(10):4856-4860. doi: 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00854.9   Available on:

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