Pterospermum rubiginosum (P. rubiginosum) are evergreen trees endemic to Southern Western Ghats, popularly used for the treatment of bone fractures as a folklore remedy by tribal population. The physicochemical characterization of the bark powder is the focus of the current investigation. The solvents Methanol, Propanol, Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO), Benzene, and Xylene were used to extract the bark powder and subjected to preliminary phytochemical and antioxidant analysis. Since there have been very few systematic studies on this plant so far, it is vital to standardise the plant based on phytochemical screening of compounds and its antioxidant activity. The findings of qualitative experiments revealed the presence of different classes of phytochemicals and antioxidant properties that are present in the plant bark. The existence of these compounds demonstrates the significance of the plant in the area of novel drug discovery.
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