Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part A (2017)
A quantitative study on the selected phytochemicals of six indigenous medicinal plants of Mahe, U.T. of Puducherry, India
Author(s): Girish Kumar E, Sajeera P and Sivadasan KK
Abstract: A quantitative study was conducted to estimate the chlorophyll, carotenoids, lycopene, protein, and percentage of H2O2 scavenging capacity of six selected medicinal plants of Mahe region. The plants selected were Cardiospermum halicacabum of family Sapindaceae, Desmodium triflorum of Fabaceae, Piper longum of Piperaceae, Scoparia dulcis of Scrophulariaceae, Tabernaemontana divaricata of Apocynaceae and Thespesia populnea of Malvaceae. The study showed that Thespesia populnea showed maximum chlorophyll content per gram of the leaf, Piper longum showed the minimum of the same. Tabernaemontana divaricata showed the maximum of carotenoids and Piper longum showed the minimum. Thespesia populnea showed the maximum of lycopene and Desmodium triflorum showed the minimum. Percentage of H2O2 scavenging capacity was maximum in Piper longum and minimum in Desmodium triflorum. Total protein content was maximum in Scoparia dulcis and minimum in Desmodium triflorum. The present study is a useful prelude for further investigations in this line.
How to cite this article:
Girish Kumar E, Sajeera P, Sivadasan KK. A quantitative study on the selected phytochemicals of six indigenous medicinal plants of Mahe, U.T. of Puducherry, India. Int J Herb Med 2017;5(4):01-04.