Screening of various extracts of Grewia hirsuta leaves and fruits for secondary metabolites
Varsha D Hutke and Mayuri Naswale
Secondary metabolites present in plants are responsible for medicinal activity of plants. The present investigation is designed in screening of secondary metabolites present in the leaves and fruits of Grewia hirsuta an ethnomedicinaly important plant. Grewia belonging to the family Tiliaceae is reported to have high medicinal value. The qualitative analysis for secondary metabolites was performed with different solvents such as ethanol, ethyl acetate, acetone, chloroform and distilled water. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of various chemical compounds like alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, glycosides, steroids and phenols in various extracts.