Sravan Kumar Reddy Theepireddy1, Ramakrishna Chinthala*1, L. Vaikunta Rao3, V. V. Kurisetty2, Rathanakar Reddy Kura2, MallikarjunaRao Duvvada1
1Department of Environmental Studies, GITAM Institute of Sciences, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam-530045, India.
2Hetero Research Foundation, Plot No. B 80 and 81 A.P.I.E, Balanagar Hyderabad-500018, India.
3Department of Chemistry, GITAM Institute of Sciences, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam-530045, India.
A B S T R A C T
Terminalia chebula (Combretaceae) is a well-known medicinal plant commonly used in phytomedicine to cure diseases in Ayurveda, unani and homeopathic system of medicine. Chemical investigation of bioactive constituents from dried seeds of Terminalia chebula afforded gallic acid as one of the major constituent. Gallic acid was isolated and the structural elucidation was done using 1H, 13C NMR spectroscopic technique in combination with UV, IR and Mass spectral data.
Keywords: Terminalia chebula, Gallic acid, isolation, structural elucidation.