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P-ISSN: 2394-0530, E-ISSN: 2320-3862

2013, Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part A

Phytochemical screening to validate the ethnobotanical importance of root tubers of Dioscorea species of Meghalaya, North East India

Nilofer Sheikh*, Yogendra Kumar, A.K.Misra, Lokho Pfoze

Qualitative phytochemical analysis was done in root tubers of six species of Dioscorea found in Meghalaya. The test confirms the presence of various phytochemicals like flavonoids, saponins, steroids, cardiac glycosides and terpenoids in two aqueous extracts of methanol and ethyl acetate. The results suggest that the methanolic extract shows the presence of maximum phytochemical compounds than ethyl acetate extract during screening. Cholesterol and alkaloid was not detected in present investigation.
D. alata, D. bulbifera, D. glabra
Fig.: D. alata, D. bulbifera, D. glabra
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Nilofer Sheikh*, Yogendra Kumar, A.K.Misra, Lokho Pfoze. Phytochemical screening to validate the ethnobotanical importance of root tubers of Dioscorea species of Meghalaya, North East India. J Med Plants Stud 2013;1(6):62-69.
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