PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF GUM EXTRACTED FROM CURCUMA AMADAAbstract
The aim of the present study is the phytochemical screening of gum of Curcuma amada (Mango ginger). Natural gums are economic, easily available and found useful as a tablet binder. The phytochemical properties of a gum obtained from the rhizomes of Curcuma amada were characterized by various test including a test for steroids, tannins, flavonoids, amino acids, carbohydrates, and glycosides. All of the test except for carbohydrates were negative confirms the presence of gum.