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International Journal of Herbal Medicine
Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A (2017)

Qualitative study of certain phytochemical and pharmacognostic properties of two ethnomedicinal plants used for gastrointestinal disorders: Centella asiatica (L.) and Paederia foetida (L.) of Darrang district, Assam

Author(s): D Kakati and Dr. AP Sikdar
Abstract: Phytochemical properties of two medicinally important plants of Darrang district, Assam, viz. Centella asiatica (L.) and Paederia foetida (L.), has been studied using six different extract solutions- Methanol, Chloroform, Petroleum ether, Benzene, Hexane and water. All the four plants contain more or less amount of tannin, flavanoids, phenol and alkaloid. Cardiac glycoside and trapezoid are completely absent in Paederia foetida whereas present in C. asiatica. Anthraquinone, steroid, reducing sugar and resin are absent in both. P. foetida shows highest extractive value in Methanol extract while C. asiatica in hexane extract.
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How to cite this article:
D Kakati and Dr. AP Sikdar. Qualitative study of certain phytochemical and pharmacognostic properties of two ethnomedicinal plants used for gastrointestinal disorders: Centella asiatica (L.) and Paederia foetida (L.) of Darrang district, Assam. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2017; 5(2): 31-34.
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