Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part A (2020)
Study of phytochemical analysis of Withania somnifera and Rauwolfia serpentina plant extract
Author(s): Sachin Das, Ashish Saraf, Devyani Sharma, AK Sarkar and Wasim Raja
Abstract: Withania somnifera (family-solanaceae) and Rauwolfia serpentina (family- Apocynaceae) is a highly acclaimed genus in the Indian ayurveda, Withania is known to promote physical and mental health and used to treat almost all the disorder that effect human health. Withania somnifera and Rauwolfia serpentine are the two most esteemed species having high medicinal significance. In the present study the phytochemical analysis of organic extracts of different parts of Withania somnifera and Rauwolfia serpentina was carried out. The qualitative phytochemical study was performed to ascertain the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrate, saponin, glycosides, protein, phytosterol, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, terpenoids, tannins, anthroquinone, emodine etc. Both the plant species were collected and processed from Chhattisgarh region. Important phytochemicals like vinblastine, taxol and vindolin etc, potentially useful in cancer treatment were extracted from the plants.
How to cite this article:
Sachin Das, Ashish Saraf, Devyani Sharma, AK Sarkar, Wasim Raja. Study of phytochemical analysis of Withania somnifera and Rauwolfia serpentina plant extract. Int J Herb Med 2020;8(4):01-04.