SOLANUM ERIANTHUM; ANALYSIS OF PHYTOCHEMICAL COMPOSITION
Ramya Urs S. K. and N. Lakshmidevi*
Solanum erianthum is a medicinal plant traditionally used all over the world to treat various human ailments. There is a very limited data available on phytochemical profile of Solanum erianthum. The present study evaluates complete phytochemical profile of the plant using standard methods. The results of the qualitative phytochemical analysis indicated the presence of saponins, tannins, alkaloids, steroids in the plant. The quantitative analysis showed the phytochemical groups present were in a significant amount viz., saponins (30.2 mg/g), tannins (45.9 μg/mg), flavanoids (148 μg/mg) and alkaloids (120μg/mg). The study supports Solanum erianthum as a good source of phytochemicals with potential pharmacological value.
Keywords: Solanum erianthum, phyochemicals, qualitative and quantitative analysis, medicinal plant.
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