|International Research Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 4(5), pp.101-105, May 2013
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Full Length Research Paper
Quantitative phytochemical analysis of traditionally used medicinal plant terminilia chebula
*1Tariq A.L and 2Reyaz A.L
*1Department of Microbiology, Sree Amman Arts and Science, College Erode-638102
2Department of Biotechnology, Periyar University, Salem-636011
*Corresponding Author E-mail: email@example.com
Received March 17, 2013; Accepted May 27, 2013
The present study was conducted for the photochemical analysis of Terminilia chebula plant extracts of leaves, fruits, seed, stem and roots. The formation of yellow colour indicated the presence of flavonoids while the brown colour formation indicated the presence alkaloids and terpenoids. The phenol content was maximum in roots (72.46mg/gdw) followed by seed, leaves, stem and fruits. The sugar content was highest in leaves (7.12mg/gdw) followed by fruits, stem, root and seed. The protein content was maximum in fruits (44.40mg/dgw) followed by seed, leaves, stem and root.
Keywords: Phenol, terpenoids, flavonoids, alkaloid, protein, secondary metabolites.