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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 237-241

Extraction and elemental analysis of Coleus forskohlii extract


1 Department of Pharmacology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India
2 Department of Pharmacology, MNR Medical College and Hospital, Fasalwadi, Telangana, India
3 Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Ordnance Factory Estate, Yeddumailaram, Telangana, India

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Dr. Haritha Kanne
Department of Pharmacology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-8490.157966

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Background: Coleus forskohlii Willd. is a popular traditional medicine used since ancient times for treatment of heart diseases, abdominal colic and respiratory disorders. Objective: The aim of this study was to characterize the root extract of the medicinal plant Coleus forskohlii. Materials and Methods: Dry roots of C. forskohlii were used to extract Forskolin using toluene as a solvent. Thus, obtained extract of C. forskohlii was standardized to 30% and used for further studies. Results: The physical properties of the extract were analyzed through scanning electron microscopy analysis, while the characterization of root extract through X-ray diffraction (XRD) and element analysis. The morphological feature of the C. forskohlii extract showed a flake like structure and the XRD showed sulfur trioxide (SO 3 ) and trimer of sulfur trioxide (S 3 O 9 ). Through element analysis, elements such as carbon, oxygen, magnesium, aluminum, silicon, phosphorous, and sulfur were identified. Carbon showed the highest weight of 75.49% in comparison to all other elements.


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