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International Research Journal of Plant Science

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R. Sumathi D

Chemistry and Bioprospecting Division, Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India


  • Research   
    Pterocarpus santalinus L. f: A study on phytochemical constituents and biological properties of bark and heartwood extracts
    Author(s): S. Nithya Priya, R. Sumathi D, Suresh Babu and N. Senthilkumar*

    Pterocarpus santalinus L.f Commonly known as “Red Sanders” a highly impressive indigenous deciduous tree, renowned for its characteristic timber of exquisite colour found use in colouring pharmaceutical preparations. The bark and heartwood heal various skin diseases and used in cosmetics and traditional medicines. Hence, phytochemical screening of the bark and heartwood extracted with methanol andethanol was carried out to understand their medicinal value. Qualitative analysis of bark and heartwood of P.santalinus confirmed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, phenols, saponins and terpenoids. Quantitative analysis was also carried out and found that the concentration of phenols and alkaloids were more in heartwood than bark of P. santalinus. However, tannins and flavonoids were found to be more in bark than heartwood. Antioxidant activity was carried out by 2, .. View More»
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