Evaluation of preliminary phytochemical screening of five important medicinal plants in euphorbiaceae family
R Murugan, G Kanimozhi, M Sathya, B Anandharaj
Plants are important source of traditional medicinal system for their preventive and curative potential of human disease. Phytochemicals, which are plant-derived compounds, have recently attracted a lot of attention due to their wide range of applications. Phytochemical screening is a vital process in detecting bioactive principles found in a medicinal plant, and it may lead to the development of new drugs. The main aim of this study, is to screen the phytoconstituents from Euphorbiaceae family medicinal plants such as Acalypaindica, Crotonsparsiflorus, Euphorbiahirta, Tragiainvolucrata and Phyllanthusamarus. The presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, steroids, tannins, phenols, saponins, protein, amino acid, and carbohydrate was detected using a standard procedure for phytochemical screening. The therapeutic potential of these plants is linked to the presence of certain compounds. More research on these plants is needed to assess their pharmacological potentials, isolate, describe, and understand the structures of the bioactive chemicals that are responsible for their actions and other medicinal properties.
R Murugan, G Kanimozhi, M Sathya, B Anandharaj. Evaluation of preliminary phytochemical screening of five important medicinal plants in euphorbiaceae family. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 277-280