Laboratory Assessment and Phytochemical Screening of Mollugo spergula

Laboratory Assessment and Phytochemical Screening of Mollugo spergula

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  • LCC Subject Category: Biomedicine, Pharmacology
  • Publisher's keywords: Mollugo spergula, Phytoconstituents, Lycopene, Vitamin C, Polyphenols
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF

AUTHORS

    Sagar Naskar*| Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India-Bengal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Durgapur, India., Upal K. Mazumder| Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, Raj Biswas| Bengal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, Durgapur, India.

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ABSTRACT

Medicinal plants are used for the treatment of various ailments especially in India due to its traditional systems and wide biodiversity. Less than 5% of the Indian medicinal flora has been evaluated systematically till date indicating a vast untapped potential midst of the global opportunity. The aim of the present study is the laboratory assessment and phytochemical screening of Mollugo spergula. The methanol extract of Mollugo spergula contains 3.67 μg of β-carotene and 33.9 μg of lycopene, 9.23 mg of Vitamin C per g of the extract. The extract contains polyphenols viz.14.51 μg of pyrocatechol and 2.91 μg of gallic acid per g of the extracts. From the present study it has been found that the Mollugo spergula is enriched with valuable phytoconstituents having antioxidant activity. Further studies are going on in our laboratory to evaluate its wider biological activity.

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