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Phytochemical Evaluation in Various Leaf Extracts of Wild Bhendi

P.S. Chandni, E. Mohan, M. Yasmin Taj


The vast diversity of natural products have been used for combating human diseases for thousands of years, since they exhibit a wide range of biological properties that can be exploited for medical application. The present study was carried out to analyse the preliminary phytochemical constituents in various solvent extract of wild Bhendi. The results revealed the presence of medicinally active compounds such as alkaloids, tannin, phenol, saponin, flavonoids and glycosides in Petroleum ether, Toluene, Chlorobenzene, Dichloromethane, n-butyl alcohol, Chloroform, 1,4-dioxane, Methanol, DMSO and water extracts. Besides that the primary metabolites of carbohydrates, protein and soluble sugar were quantitatively estimated as 31.2 mg/g, 0.64 mg/g, and 0.47 mg/g, respectively. The results obtained have shown that the leaves of wild Bhendi have good nutritive and therapeutic values and there is need for increased inclusion of these leaves as vegetables in everyday meal.



Phytochemistry, primary metabolites, secondary metabolites, leaf extracts, wild Bhendi

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