Phytochemical screening and elemental analysis of leaves and stem barks powder of Woodfordia fruticosa

Neeli Rose Beck


Aim: Present study deals to investigate essential and trace elements of leaves and stem barks of Woodfordia fruticosa. Material and Methods: Vibrational assignments, intensities and wavenumber (cm−1) of dominant peak were obtained from energy dispersive X-ray absorption spectra. Percentage weight of trace elements present in plant parts was obtained from energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer and microphotograph from scanning electron microscope. The qualitative tests of various phytochemicals were carried out from the plant parts of leaves and stem barks. Results and Discussions: Concentrations of eight elements such as magnesium, phosphorus, chlorine, potassium, calcium, platinum, silicon, and iron had been determined by energy dispersive X-ray analysis. Preliminary phytochemical screening revealed that plant contains tannins, flavonoids, glycosides, carbohydrates, fats, and fixed oil. Conclusion: The present study provides information about the availability of some essential minerals and phytoconstituents, which can be useful to provide dietary elements and it may also help in developing new drug formulations.

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