PHYTOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF CUCUMIS SATIVUS LINN LEAVES
S. Gomathi*, M. Vijayabaskaran, P. Vaijayanthimala, R. Shanmuga Sundaram, S. Seetaram Swamy,
Ethno medicine is the oldest method of curing diseases and infections. Various plants have been used in different parts of the world to treat human diseases and infections. Plants are used medicinally in different countries and are a source of many potential and powerful drugs. India is the largest producer of medicinal herbs and appropriately called as Botanical garden of the world. Drugs from the plants are easily available, less expensive, safe, and efficient and have fewer side effects. Traditional herbal products are heterogeneous in nature. They impose a number of challenges to qualify control, quality assurance and the regulatory process. Most herbal products on the market today have not been subjected to drug approval process to demonstrate their safety and effectiveness, for that the main objective of the study was to examine about the proper phytochemical profiling of the ethanolic extract from the leaves of Cucumis sativus Linn (EECS). This research is the good platform of future studies on the particular plant. Qualitative analysis of the extract revealed that it contains glycosides, alkaloids, tannins, proteins and amino acids, phytosterols, terpenoids, saponins. The spots obtained from TLC, the peaks obtained from UV, IR, 1H NMR, Mass spectral datas proposed that the structural similarities with Triterpenoids kind of compound.
Keywords: Cucumis sativus, phytochemical screening, thin layer chromatography.
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