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PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF VARIOUS EXTRACTS OF CROSSANDRA INFUNDIBULIFORMIS.

S. Selvakumar* and A. Prashanth.

Crossandra infundibuliformis belongs to the family of Acanthaceae. It is a plant which is important in South Indian horticulture industry. This plant is found abundantly in tropical areas such as India and Sri Lanka. It grows 2m in height and can withstand high temperature which makes it to survive in very high humidity. Due to its medicinal value, various parts of this plant are used for many types of treatment. Medicinal plant based drugs have the added advantage of being simple effective and offering a broad spectrum of activity with greater emphasis on preventive action . Several phytochemical screening studies have been carried out in different parts of the world . Hence it is of interest to investigate the phytochemical and pharmacological efficacy of the plant is paramount importance it may provide many emerging insights. Therefore, n-hexane, petroleum ether and butyl alcohol extracts of whole of C. infundibuliformis have been investigated.The results of the present study reveals that the presence of various secondary metabolites. Key words: Preventive medicine, Phytochemicals, petroleum ether,Alkaloids, C.infundibuliformis

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