Original Articles: 2017 Vol: 9 Issue: 4
Physicochemical and Phytochemical Investigation on the Root of Ceriscoides turgida (Roxb.) Tirveng
The present attempt is to evaluate the physico-chemical and preliminary phytochemical studies on the root of Ceriscoides turgida (Roxb.) Tirveng. The root of this species is used by the local people in forest region of Chimur Tahsil, Chandrapur District, Maharashtra as a remedy against indigestion in children, jaundice and fever. The present study deals with the physico-chemical parameters like moisture content, total ash value, acid insoluble ash value and extractive value in different solvents. The preliminary phytochemical screening of Ceriscoides turgida (Roxb.). Tirveng root was done by preparing powdered drug extract in different solvent like petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate, acetone, methanol and water. The qualitative chemical examinations of the root revealed the presence of various phytoconstituents like carbohydrates, protein and amino acids, fixed oil and fats, saponins, sterols, alkaloids, phenols, tannins, flavonoids, anthocyanin, anthraquinones and cardiac glycosides in different solvent extracts.