VARIATION IN PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICALS SCREENING OF CANNABIS SATIVA L. LEAF, STEM AND ROOTAbstract
Qualitative phytochemical screening of C. sativa leaf, stem and root was studied. Four solvents viz; n-hexane, chloroform, alcohol and aqueous revealed the variation in phytochemicals presence and absence in all studied parts. Extracts of different solvents were subjected to qualitative phytochemical screening using standard protocol. Results showed the maximum number of phytochemicals present in leaf followed by stem and root. They are as follows; steroids, fixed oil, resins, alkaloids, terpenoids, flavanoids, tannin, proteins and amino acid, phenolics, glycosides, saponins. Variation in number of phytochemicals also observed in different solvents extracts.
Namrta Choudhary*, M.B Siddiqui, Shazia Bi and Sayyada Khatoon
Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002, India.
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