Original Articles: 2018 Vol: 10 Issue: 10
Phytochemical Analysis and Antioxidant Properties of the Various Extracts of Catharanthus roseus
The estimation of various phytochemicals and the antioxidant power of various extracts of Catharanthus roseus was carried out by various chemical and spectroscopic methods. Various types of phytochemicals have been identified both qualitatively as well their quantification had been carried out. The observed results so for obtained showed that the plant in reference posses all types of phytochemical in a good quantity which are essential for the human consumption, like alkaloids, flavonoids and saponins. Catharanthus roseus also has been found to have the capacity to neutralize the free radicals from which various types of disease visit humans from time to time. Three solvents namely Acetone, DMSO and Water) have been used for extraction of various phytochemicals from the plant parts. Among the various extracts of the plant, water extract had been found more potent as per the phytochemical analysis and the antioxidant properties of the plant are taken into consideration.