J B Devhade*
P.G. Department of Chemistry, Jijamata Mahavidyalaya, Buldana, MS, India-443001
A B S T R A C T
The present paper attempts to investigate preliminary phytochemical analysis of Unifoliate Butea Species, a member of fabaceae. Plant was reported from Mehkar in Tahsil Mehkar of Buldana district of Maharashtra State. The preliminary phytochemical tests of extracts of Unifoliate Butea from stem bark in solvents petroleum ether, ethanol, benzene, chloroform, acetone and water revealed the presence of alkaloids, glycosides, phytosterols, saponines ,tannins and carbohydrates. The results obtained in the present study suggest that plant has medicinal properties.
Keywords: Unifoliate Butea, Palash, Fabaceae, alkaloids, glycosides, phytosterols, saponines tannins and carbohydrates.