Physicochemical and preliminary phytochemical analysis of Talinum portulacifolium (Forssk.) Asch. Ex Schweinf. Leaf
Hemalatha K and Abirami P
Talinum portulacifolium (Forssk.) Asch. ex Schweinf. is one of the important medicinal plant belonging to the family Portulacaceae. It is used as the common leafy vegetable in many countries. The study plant has many therapeutic values likeanti-ulcer genic, ant diabetic, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. The present study deals with the physicochemical and preliminary phytochemical analysis of Talinum portulacifolium leaf. Five different solvents like Petroleum ether, Chloroform, Methanol, Ethanol, Aqueous were used to obtain the extract. These extracts were subjected for physicochemical and qualitative phytochemical analysis by using the standard procedures. Physico chemical parameters like moisture content, total ash, water soluble ash and sulphated ash values were calculated. Alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides and phenols are present in the all the extracts. These bioactive compounds obtained from the phytochemical analysis may be the responsible for the pharmaceutical activity.