PHARMACOLOGICAL AND PHYTOMEDICINE ASSESSMENT OF WITHANIA SOMNIFERA

Namrata Dwivedi, Kalpana Trivedi, I. P. Tripathi

Abstract


The composition of bioactive compounds from withania somniferous (Aswagandha) was determined by UV spectroscopy and HPTLC photodocument. Qualitative and quantitative screening revealed that tannins, saponins, alkaloids, steroids, protein, carbohydrates were present in extract of all the parts of the plant that claimed to possess medicinal activities on various ailments. The presence of these phytochemicals in withania somnifera could justify the applications of the plant in management and curing of various diseases.


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Withania somniferous, phytochemicals, alkaloids, HPTLC

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