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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 216-218

Phytochemical screening studies on Melia orientalis by GC-MS analysis


1 Clinical Research, Ayurveda Research Institute for Mother and Child Health Care, Poojapura, Trivandrum Kerala, India
2 Survey and Pharmacognosy, Ayurveda Research Institute for Mother and Child Health Care, Poojapura, Trivandrum Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudarsan Nair
Assistant Director, Ayurveda Research Institute for Mother and Child Health Care, Poojapura, Trivandrum - 695 012
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-8490.112433

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Background: Melia orientalis (MO) is an important Ayurvedic medicinal plants. The plant part such as leaves and roots are traditionally used for the treatment of diabetes, edema, traumatic swelling, skin diseases, oligospermia and bleeding disorders. Objective: To investigate the phytochemical identification of ethanol leaf extract of MO. Materials and Methods: The fresh leaves of MO (1000g) were collected and shade dried at room temperature for 30 days and the dried leaves were made into a fine powder. The ethanol leaf extract obtained was dried and used for phytochemical identification by GC-MS analysis. Results: The phytochemical screening studies have been carried out and identified ten chemical constituents present in the leaf extract of MO. Conclusion: Thus, our results show that MO possess important phytocomponents such as phytol, squalene and stigmasterol.


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