Original Articles: 2011 Vol: 3 Issue: 6
Phytochemical Investigation of Erythrina variegata and Ficus racemosa leaves
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 photochemical constituents in the Ficus racemosa leaves, and Erythrina variegata leaves, the Ficus racemosa and Erythrina variegata leaves was collected from the Presidency campus Chennai, Tamilnadu. The shadow dried bark materials were grained and extracted with benzene, ethanol, ethyl acetate, methanol and petroleum ether. Phytochemical screening was carried out according to standard procedures. Sugar, protein, alkaloids, flavonoids, sterols and glycoside were found to be present in the extracts.