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 a 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, flavonoids, tannin, proteins, and amino acid, phenolics, glycosides, saponins. Variation in a number of phytochemicals also observed in different solvents extracts.
N. Choudhary*, M. B. Siddiqui, S. Bi and S. Khatoon
Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
26 June 2014
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