Preliminary phytochemical analyses of hydromethanolic leaf extract of Melia azedarach L
Koushik Deb, Amandip Kaur, Sonu Ambwani and Tanuj Kumar Ambwani
Melia azedarach L. is considered as an important medicinal plant of India which is traditionally used for curing malaria, diabetes, skin diseases, etc. Medicinal value of plants lies in their natural bioactive phytochemical constituents. In the present study fifty percent hydromethanolic extract of leaves of Melia azedarach (MAE) was prepared and analyzed for presence of various phytoconstituents in MAE employing different qualitative and quantitative biochemical analyses. The extraction yield of MAE was found to be 6.72%. Biochemical analyses revealed presence of various phytoconstituents in MAE viz., resins, tannins, Saponins, flavonoids, alkaloids, glycosides, etc. The total phenolics content of MAE was estimated to be 69.77mg/g while total flavonoids content of MAE was found to be 18.57 mg/g. Thus it could be inferred that MAE displayed presence of various phytoconstituents which could be responsible for its antioxidative potential and medicinal value.