An ethnobotanical importance and phytochemical analysis of Carica papaya l.
M Nafees Iqbal
The qualitative and quantitative phytochemical studies were carried out in the solvents viz. Methanol, Chloroform and n-Butanol. The Methanol, Chloroform and n-Butanol Leaves and fruit extract of Carica papaya L. shows the presence of alkaloid, glycosides, terpenoids, tannin, flavonoids, saponins, steroid and phenols but in fruit of Carica papaya L. Total content of Alkaloid, flavonoids and phenols in the Methanol, 1.926, 0.434 and 1.641 µg/ml. respectively, in the Chloroform 1.554, 0.391 and 0.856 µg/ml. and followed by in the n-Butanol leaves extract of Gloriosa superba L. that was 2.045, 0.423 and 0.426 µg/ml.