Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of medicine, Ibn Sina National college for Medical studies, Gulail, Jeddah 21418, KSA
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The present study attempt to evaluate the phytochemical studies of Grewia umbelliferrea stem crude drug. The phytochemical screening was carried out and the berberine alkaloid was quantified in different fractions of extract by HPLC. The result shows that the methanol extracts have higher concentration of berberine when compared to other solvent fractions. The present study reveals the standardization profile and characterization of berberine compound from Grewia umbelliferrea, which would be of immense value in botanical identification and authentication of plant drug and may help us in preventing its adulteration.
Keywords: Grewia umbelliferrea, berberine, phytochemical, standardization, characterization, HPLC.