Preliminary Phytochemical Screening Of Leaf Extracts Of Anthocephalus Cadamba

Research Article
Jeyalalitha T, Murugan K and Umayavalli M
Anthocephaluscadamba, Flavonoids, Alkaloids, steroids, phenolic, Jeyalalitha Thirupathi, Dept of Zoology, Arulmigu Palaniandavar College of Arts & Culture, Palani.

All plants have bioactive compounds which are used for curing of various human diseases and also play an important role in healing. Phytochemicals have two categories i.e., primary and secondary constituents. Primary constituents have chlorophyll, proteins sugar and amino acids. Secondary constituents contain terpenoids and alkaloids. Medicinal plants have antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammation activities. The leaves of the Anthocephalus cadamba were washed, air dried and then powdered. The aqueous extract of leaf samples were used for the phytochemical analysis to find out the phytochemical constituents in the plants. The main objective of the research work was to check the presence or absence of the phytochemical constituents in the leaves of Anthocephalus cadamba.The results of the phytochemical analysis showed that the terpenoids, tannins, reducing sugar, steroids, phenolic, flavonoids and alkaloids were found to be present. The phytochemical analysis of the plants is very important commercially and has great interest in pharmaceutical companies for the production of the new drugs for curing of various diseases. It is expected that the important phytochemical properties recognized by our study in the indigenous medicinal plant Anthocephaluscadamba of will be very useful in the curing of various diseases of Humans.