Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (ISSN : 0975-7384)

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Original Articles: 2011 Vol: 3 Issue: 6

Characteristics of pharmacognostical significance of Erythrina variegata var. and Ficus racemosa Linn. bark


The traditional medicine involves the use of different plant extracts or the bioactive constituents. The study such as ethno medicine keenly represents one of the best avenues in searching new economic plants for medicine. This type of study provides the health application at affordable cost. The present study carried out to find out the phytochemical constituents in the Ficus racemosa bark and Erythrina variegata bark. The Ficus racemosa and Erythrina variegata was collected from the Presidency campus Chennai, Tamilnadu. The shadow dried bark materials were grained and extracted with benzene, ethanol, ethyl acetate, and methanol and petroleum ether. Photochemical analysis was carried out according to standard procedures. Sugar, protein, alkaloids, flavonoids, sterols and glycoside were found to be present in the extracts.