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GC-MS analysis of bioactive compounds in methanolic extract of bhat (Clerodendrum viscosum) leaves in Bangladesh

Jasim Uddin, Md. Nuruzzaman Khan, Bijan Mohon Chaki, Md. Al-Amin Miah, Lailatul Ferdousi, Mst. Sarmina Yeasmin, G.M. Masud Rana, Mohajira Begum

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Int. J. Biosci.20(5), 103-108, May 2022

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/20.5.103-108


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Clerodendrum viscosum (local name bhat), a medicinal plant, is widely found in Bangladesh and India. This species is enriched with various medicinal compounds reported in previous studies. However, there is a scarcity of information about the bioactive compounds of this plant on GC-MS analysis in Bangladesh. For instance, this study aims to determine the bioactive compounds of methanol extract of Clerodendrum viscosum leaves obtained from the Soxhlet extraction method. The preliminary phytochemical screening was carried out according to standard procedures described in WHO guidelines. Various bioactive compounds of the extract were determined by the GC-MS technique. In addition, the GC-MS analysis showed nineteen phytoconstituents; among them, six compounds possess some important biological activity. From this result, it is evident that Clerodendrum viscosum has possible application in the phytopharmaceutical sector.


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