Preliminary phytochemical screening of different solvent extracts of whole plant of Acrostichum aureum

Author : Raja S and Ravindranadh K

Herbal medicines are the major remedy in traditional system of medicine and they are used in medical practices since antiquity. In addition to its ancient historical uses, Acrostichum aureum is used in several systems of medicine for a variety of ailments. The main objective of the present study was to investigate the presence of various phytochemicals from the petroleumether, chloroform, ethyl acetate, and methanol extracts of Acrostichum aureum whole plant. The four different extracts from whole plant were found to contain triterpinoids, steroids, glycosides, saponins, alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins. The generated data from the four different extracts of Acrostichum aureum whole plant provided the basis for its wide uses in the traditional & folk medicines.

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