USE OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF ACALYPHAHISPIDA FLOWERS AS PH INDICATOR
Nitin Bahir, Vaibhav Bangar, Pratik Kadam* and Shriniwas Patil
Objective: Acalypha hispida is omnipresent notorious weed. Present study was aimed towards evaluation of ethanolic extract of its petals as pH indicator. Material and methods: Powder of dried flower petals of A. hispida was extracted using ethanol. Ethanolic extract was then studied preliminary for phytochemicals present and added in aqueous solutions of different pH to observe change in colour. Results and conclusion: On phytochemical screening, pH sensitive anthocyanins were found to be present. It can be concluded that ethanolic extract of Acalypha hispida flowers can be used as pH indicator.
Keywords: Acalypha hispida, anthocyanins, ethanolic extract, pH indicator.
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