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Phytochemical and Biochemical Studies Of Medicinal Plant Bacopa Monnieri

Priyanka Shanmugam; Kanimozhi Rajendran; Murugesan Madhesh; Madhesh Murugan

ABSTRACT

Screening of phytochemicals is a precious stair in the detection of bioactive principles present in particular medicinal plant and may lead to novel drug discovery. In the present study, Bacopa monnieri root extracts are tested for phytochemical and biochemical studies. Ethanolic extract shown good number of compounds compared to methanolic, ethyl acetate, aqueous and chloroform extracts. Phytochemical analysis of ethanolic tuber extract of Bacopa monnieri has shown the biological compounds like carbohydrates, cholesterol, Amino acids, Steroids, Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Cardiac glycosides, Saponins, Tannins, Terpenoids, Phlobatinins, Fattyacids, Coumarins and Phenols. The result suggests that the phytochemicals present in Bacopa monnieri tuber extracts may show antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Keywords: Bacopa monnieri, Phytochemical, Solvent extraction, Biochemical studies.

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