Physical characteristics, extractive yield and qualitative phytochemical analysis of Flueggea leucopyrus Willd leaves
Afreed Muhammed NV, Ranjith D, Vinayakraj M, Amritha Vikraman, Muhsina Rahman M, Sivan VV and Juliet Sanis
In recent days, there is renewed interest towards the drugs of natural origin due to their nontoxic nature Therapeutic efficacy of medicinal plants depends upon the quality and quantity of chemical constituents. The misuse of herbal medicine or natural products starts with wrong identification. The most common error is the vernacular name given to two or more entirely different species. The problems can be solved by pharmacognostic identification of medicinal plants, which is essential to lay down standard specifications of medicinal plants. The present investigation attempts to study different facets of identification of Flueggea leucopyrus leaves including pharmacognostic parameters, physical parameters, Extractive yield and qualitative phytochemical analysis. The results suggests that all the parameters are were as per the prescribed guidelines, the extractive yield was highest with acetic acid and lowest with benzene and qualitative phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of maximum phytoconstituents in methanolic extract.