Quantitative analysis of some secondary metabolites of Svensonia hyderobadensis (Walp.) mould: A rare medicinal plant

Mattegunta Linga Rao, Nataru Savithramma

Abstract


Background: The increasing interest in powerful biological activity of secondary metabolites outlined the necessity of determining
their contents in medicinal plants. Aim: The present study intended to find out the total content of some important phytochemical constituents like phenols, flavonoids, tannins, non‑tannin phenols, condensed tannins and hydrolysable tannins in different parts of Svensonia hyderobadensis. Materials and Methods: By using Spectrophotometric methods. Results: The results showed that the plant is rich in phenols. Among the selected parts of the plant, the root showed maximum content of selected secondary metabolites, followed by leaf and stem. Roots are found to be rich in phenols [160.87 mg tannic acid equivalent (TAE)/g] and tannins (145.99 mg TAE/g); stem and leaf are rich in flavonoids (67.65 mg TAE/g and 133.95 mg TAE/g) followed by selected secondary metabolites.
Conclusion: The findings of the present study will be helpful to phytochemists, pharmacologists and pharmaceutical industries.
Key words: Quantitative analysis, secondary metabolites, Svensonia hyderobadensis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v6i2.248

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