ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF β-SITOSTEROL FROM TEPHROSIA VILLOSA PERSAbstract
Natural products and herbal remedies used in traditional folklore medicine have been the source of many medically beneficial drugs because they elicit fewer side effects, relatively cheap, affordable and claimed to be effective. However, in order to make these remedies acceptable to modern medicine, there is a need to scientifically evaluate them to identify the active principles and to understand their mechanism of action. Tephrosia villosa Pers. (Fabaceae) is a medicinal plant widely used as a folk medicine in India. The present study deals with the isolation and partial purification of bioactive compounds from the crude methanol extracts of the leaves of Tephrosia villosa Pers. The quantification and the identification of compounds in the crude extract and active bands isolated by preparative TLC were accomplished using spectroscopic analysis. The most important compounds β-sitosterol identified in the crude extract appreciable amounts may account for its various biological activities.
S. Ahmad *, M. Khan, Rashid Akhtar, M. Imran and N. V. Deore
Gangamai college of Pharmacy, Nagaon, Dist. Dhule, Maharashtra, India
09 August 2016
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