Phytochemical screening of Cardiospermum halicacabum L. seeds
Laby Singh, Awadh Raj Singh
Cardiospermum halicacabum L. is a climber plant of Sapindaceae family with certain medicinal properties that have made it to be used traditionally in different systems of medicine such as Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Unani medicine. The phytochemical screening gave a positive test for presence of various phytoconstituents like alkaloids, flavonoids, and tannins. The amount of total phenols was found to be between 28.637±0.227 to 187.303±0.606 mg pyrogallol equivalent/g and the content of flavonoids between 26.812±0.424 to 137.201±0.304 mg quercetin equivalent/g in various extracts.