Prejeena. V, Dr. S. N. Suresh*, Varsha. V
PG and Research Department, Department of Biotechnology, Sree Narayana Guru College, K. G. Chavadi, Tamil Nadu, India-641105.
A B S T R A C T
Plants have been an important source of medicine since ancient times. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring in medicinal plants that have defense mechanism and protect from various diseases. In present study qualitative phytochemical analysis were conducted in Costus igneus plant leaves to find the presence of active chemical compound. The dried leaves were extracted with different solvent such as petroleum ether, ethanol and water. Phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of compounds like Alkaloids, Steroids, Terpenoids, Glycosides, Tannins, Phenol, Flavinoids, Proteins and Saponins. Since the plant contain bioactive potential compounds, it is reliable to possess pharmacological values and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine.
Keywords: Costus igneus, Alkaloids, Steroids, Terpenoids, Glycosides