Preliminary phytochemical analysis of leaves of Bidens pilosa L.
Rinkoo Vishwakarma, M Salim and IP Kumhar
Bidens pilosa is a representative perennial herb, globally distributed across temperate and tropical regions. Bidens pilosa is a representative perennial herb, globally distributed across temperate and tropical regions. B. pilosa has been traditionally used in foods and medicines without obvious adverse effects. Despite significant progress in phytochemical and biological analyses of B. pilosa over the past few years, comprehensive and critical reviews of this plant are anachronistic or relatively limited in scope. It has known for its number of pharmacological activities like Hepatoprotective activity, Anti inflammatory, Wound healing, Antidiabetic activity, Hypotensive effect, Immunomodulating property, bronchial catarrh, dysentery, diarrhoea.
The present study was aimed to investigate phytochemical present in the leaves extract of Bidens pilosa. Initially dried powder of Bidens pilosa was extracted successively in Chloroform, Acetone-Water and Chloroform-Water and tested for the presence of different phytochemicals.