Phytochemical profile of bark and leaf extracts of Jacquemontia paniculata (Convolvulaceae)

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Phytochemical profile of bark and leaf extracts of Jacquemontia paniculata (Convolvulaceae)

Julien Joy A. Clemeña, Van Ryan Kristopher R. Galarpe
Int. J. Biosci.11( 3), 95-101, September 2017.
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This study evaluated the phytochemical profile of the bark and leaf extracts (aqueous, ethanol, and hexane) of Jacquemontia paniculata (Convolvulaceae). Qualitative tests for alkaloids, saponins, tannins/polyphenols, steroids, tannins, anthraquinones, cyanogenic glycocides, and flavonoids were conducted. Further quantification of flavonoids using the Quercitin acid equivalence was employed in all extracts. Overall, alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, steroids, tannins, and anthraquinones were found to be present in most of the extracts. The total flavonoids varied from 12.81 to 15.51mg/g in extracts. The maximum flavonoid content was found in the ethanolic bark extract (15.51mg/g) while the lowest flavonoid content was found in hexane leaf extract (12.81mg/g). Present findings were preliminary and further investigation is needed to determine the pharmacological applications of the plant.


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