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

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Original Articles: 2014 Vol: 6 Issue: 6

GC-MS analysis of phytocomponents in the methanolic extract of Emblica officinalis Gaertn (Indian Gooseberry)


Emblica officinalis Gaertn is a medicinal plant commonly called as Amla or Indian Gooseberry belongs to Euphorbiaceae family. Its leaves and fruits are traditionally used for fever, hemorrhage, diarrhea, dysentery and inflammatory treatments. The present study was carried out to identify the phytocomponents present in the methanolic extract of the leaves of Emblica officinalis by GC-MS analysis. From the GC-MS results four compounds were identified as major constituents, they are 1, 2, 3-benzenetriol (synonym: Pyrogallol), 2- Furancarboxaldehyde, 5-(hydroxymethyl) - (synonym: 5-hydroxymethylfurfural), 2-Acetyl-5-methylfuran (synonym: 5-methyl-2-furylmethyl ketone), Benzoic acid, 3, 4, 5-trihydroxy- (synonym: Gallic-acid).

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