Phytochemical screening (qualitative) of certain medicinal plants of Saharanpur city

Anuj Kumar Sharma, S.K. Upadhyaya, Sanjay Chauhan, Hemant Kumar Sharma, Shrikant Sharma


Saharanpur city is situated close to the borders of Haryana and Uttarakhand states, the city is surrounded by a fertile agricultural region. Medicinal plants are the major source of raw materials and good resources for pharmaceutical industry. These are the good source of primary and secondary metabolites. In present study phytochemical screening of three medicinal plants of Saharanpur city i.e. Achyranthus aspera, Euphorbia hirta, Parthenium hysterophorus were carried out by using standard methods for conducting Qualitative phytochemical analysis and studying the presence of active compounds like Alkaloids, Tannins, Saponins, Glycosides, Phenols, Flavonoids, Anthroquinone, Terpenoids and Steroids. Achyranthus aspera showed maximum of these phytocompounds in ethanolic extract. Ethanolic extracts of all plant species revealed the presence of most of the phytochemicals


Primary metabolites, Ethanolic extracts, Qualitative phytochemical analysis

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