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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part A
Qualitative phytochemical analysis of some plants use to cure Malaria in Kolhan region, of Jharkhand, India

Sushant Ram, Vishnu Shankar Sinha

The present Paper reports the comparative Phytochemical analysis of ten medicinal plants i.e., Argemone mexicana L, (Papaveraceae) Boerhavia diffusa L (Nyctaginaceae) Cassia tora L, Cassia fistula L (Caesalpiniaceae), Catharanthus roseus L (Apocynaceae), Jatropha gossypiifolia L (Euphorbiaceae), Nyctanthes arbor tristis L. (Oleaceae), Ocimum basilicum L (Labiateae), Phyllanthus nirui L (Euphorbiaceae) and Sida rhombifolia L (Malvaceae) which are used for the treatment of Malaria by the people of Kolhan region of Jharkhand India. Plant leaves were air dried for one week in shade and were grinded to make powder for the preparation of plant leaves extract. rnPowders were soaked in 97% Ethanol and Methanol solution for 72 hours at room temperature, after that extracts were evaporated and then plant leaves extract was obtained. rnThe present phytochemical analysis confirms the presence of Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Saponins, Phenols, Carbohydrates, Tannins, Steroids and Glycosides in plants leaves solutions. The Alkaloids was tested by Wagner’s test, Glycosides by NaOH solution, Tannins by the help of FeCl2 and Fe2SO4 solution, Flavonoids was detected by the help of HCl and ZnCl2, while the presence of Saponins was confirmed by NaHCO3, Steroids was detected by the help of Acetic acid and H2SO4, Ferric Chloride test was adopted for the detection of phenol whereas presence of Carbohydrate was done by Benedict test. It was interesting to note that Steroids was present in all leaf extract except Catharanthus roseus L.rn
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How to cite this article:
Sushant Ram, Vishnu Shankar Sinha. Qualitative phytochemical analysis of some plants use to cure Malaria in Kolhan region, of Jharkhand, India. J Med Plants Stud 2015;3(6):60-62.
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