Comparative qualitative phytochemical analysis of seven plants belonging to family caesalpiniaceae with special emphasis on quinine

Sushant Ram and Vishnu Shankar Sinha

Present paper reports the comparative phytochemical analysis of seven plants belonging to family Caesalpiniaceae i.e. Bauhinia acuminate L., Cassia angustifolia L., Cassia fistula L., Cassia occidentalies L., Cassia tora L., Saraca indica L. and Tamarindus indica L. with special reference to quinine. Plant leaves were air dried in shed for 3 to 4 days at room temperature and then it was kept in hot air oven at 40 degree for 30 min until all the water molecules evaporated and plant became well dried for grinding. Four type of solvent were used i.e double distilled water, Ethanol, methanol and n-butanol for preparation of extracts. Standard protocol was used for Phytochemical analysis.

Qualitative Phytochemical analysis showed the presence of Quinine, Protein, Carbohydrate, Phenol, Tannin, Flavonoids, Saponins, Glycosides, Steroid, Alkaloids, and Terpenoids

Download PDF: