QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF TOTAL PHENOLICS, FLAVONOIDS AND PHYTOCHEMICAL TEST’S IN BOERHAVIA DIFFUSA AND EUPHORBIA HIRTA
Sankhalkar Sangeeta*, Mascarenhas Chelsea, D’silva Royston and Jamuni Vishal
Polyphenols comprise of large group of secondary metabolites like phenolics and flavonoids. These polyphenols are known antioxidants and are a subject of interest for long due to their benefit to human health and preventing many diseases. Identification and extraction of phenolics and flavonoids from plant tissue is hence gaining importance in health and medical research. Present study focuses on extraction and spectrophotometric quantitaion of phenolics and flavanoids from methanolic extract of Boerhavia diffusa and Euphorbia hirta (root, leaf and flower). Our result showed higher phenolic and flavonoid content in leaf and flower of Boerhavia diffusa and Euphorbia hirta respectively. Phytochemical tests with both the plant extracts showed presence of flavonoids, alkaloids and glycosides while terpenoids were only found to be present in Boerhavia diffusa.
Keywords: Flavonoids, Phenolics, Phytochemicals, Antioxidant, Medicinal plants.
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