Author : A., Bharathkumar
A Study on the Phytochemical analysis of Tarlmouniaelliptica (DC.) "H.Rob., S.C.Keeley, Skvarla&R.Chan"
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 3195-3209
Plants, acting as an essential source of nutrients and medicinal ingredients, have long
been known for their natural arsenal. Human beings have used plants as medicinal items for
around 600,000 years. The preparations released from certain plants lead to plant medicines.
Today, plant medicines are popular worldwide, where herbs are used as primary medicines
by around 80% of the world’s population. This medicinal importance is primarily due to the
richness of bioactive phytochemicals in plants.
In this study, we aimed at screening the phytochemicals and biological activities of
Tarlmouniaelliptica(DC.) Fresh leaves, derived from plant material, were dissolved in four
different solvents methanol, chloroform, benzene and distilled water. The phytochemical
composition of extracts showed the presence of alkaloids, phenolics flavonoids and
terpenoids. DPPH radical scavenging and Fe2+ chelating activity assays and
Phosphomolybdenum assay were used to assess the antioxidant potential. The antiinflammatory
potential was evaluated by analyzing the Inhibition of albumin denaturation.
Biological activity of extract such as anti-diabetic and anti-fungal activity was also tested and
the result showed maximum activity of plant species.
Collectively, our observations suggest a promising potential for
Tarlmouniaelliptica(DC.) during the treatment of diseases associated with oxidative stress,
aberrant inflammatory responses, and glucose-sugar control. However, further experimental
procedures are needed to support this postulate.