Vol. 1, Issue 4 (2016)
Preliminary phytochemical screening of different solvent extracts of leaves and stem of Crataeva religiosa Hook & Frost
Author(s): Sethupandian Geetha, Kokkaiah Irulandi, Sinthia Ganesan, Palanichamy Mehalingam
Abstract: In the present study we carried out the qualitative phytochemical screening of C. religiosa leaves and stem were studied. Five solvents such as Aqueous, Methanol, Ethyl acetate and Chloroform, Acetone were used to obtain extracts from powdered plant parts. The extracts were subjected to qualitative phytochemical screening using standard procedures. Results showed that the nine phytochemicals screened for were present. These are alkaloids, flavonoids, phenols, tannins, steroids, terpenoids, coumarins, quinones and saponins. However, catachin was absent in leaves and stem extracts. The diversity of phytochemicals present suggests that C. religiosa leaves and stem could serve as a source of useful drugs.