Preliminary phytochemical screening and physiochemical analysis of Tinospora cordifolia Miers
Reena Sinku and Manoj Ranjan Sinha
The aim of this study was to attempt preliminary phytochemical screening and evaluate the therapeutic activity of extract of Tinospora cordifolia Meirs. Four different solvents viz; water, ethanol, methanol and acetone were used to obtained extracts of leaves and stems. These extracts were subjected for qualitative phytochemical analysis by using standard methods. The solubility percentages of alcohol is higher than water. Data indicate the presence of carbohydrates, proteins, alkaloids, flavanoids, saponins, glycosides, steroids, terpenoids, phenolics and tannins.Potential therapeutic properties of the plant reported by modern scientific research include antioxidant, anti-stress, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-rheumatic, adaptogenic, antipyretic, antimalarial, anti-leprotic, hypoglycemic, hepatoprotective, immunomodulatory and anticancerous activities. The overall investigational results suggests that the bioactive compounds obtained from phytochemical screening may be responsible for the significant therapeutic activity.