Varsha. V, Dr. S. N. Suresh*, Prejeena. 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
Plant materials are invaluable sources in treatment of various diseases and research on certain plants has opened the way to development of various therapeutic agents. Plant based natural compounds are increasingly used in agriculture, food industries and in production of certain organic compounds. The bioactive compounds in plants called as phytochemicals are synthesized as a result of plant metabolism. The beneficial effects of these constituents results from combination of secondary metabolites. The systemic screening of these phytochemicals helps in development of certain bioactive compounds. In the present study phytochemical screening of petroleum ether, ethanol and aqueous extracts of Vernonia cinerea was done to detect the constituents present in the plant. Leaves of Vernonia cinerea was shade dried and extracted with respective solvents. The findings shown evidence that extracts contain certain medically bioactive compounds.
Keywords: Phytochemicals, Vernonia cinerea, petroleum ether, ethanol, aqueous extracts.