Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-ND-00001591
Title: Preliminary phytochemical screening and quantification of bioactive compounds in the leaves of spinach ( Spinaceae oleraceae L.)
Category: Natural Drugs
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    Plants are the sources for large amount of secondary metabolites. Spinacia oleraceae is a green leafy vegetable belonging to Chenopodiaceae family. It is having medicinal properties due to rich nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants. Antioxidant property of the spinach is due to the presence of bioactive compounds. A preliminary phytochemical screening of different plant extracts (aqueous, methanol, ethanol and chloroform extracts)  revealed the presence of carbohydrates, phenols, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, alkaloids, terpenoids, cardiac glycosides and steroids. The quantification of bioactive compounds yields 45.24% of phenols, 27.34% of flavanoids, 23.05% of saponins and  4.82% of alkaloids. By this present phytochemical screening and quantification, we suggest that S.oleraceae is a good nutrient rich leafy vegetable with antioxidant value that can be used as a therapeutic and curative medicine for many oxidative stress induced diseases.

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    V. Leela Shivaranjani*, H. Poornima, J. Umamaheswari and K. Lakshmi Devi

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    Department of  Biochemistry, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur-515003, Andhra Pradesh, India

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    V.Leela Shivaranjani,  
    Dept. of Biochemistry,
    Sri Krishnadevaraya University,
    Anantapur-515003, Andhra Pradesh, India.

    Received on:21-05-2014; Revised  on: 17-06-2014; Accepted on:25-07-2014

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    Author:

    V. Leela Shivaranjani*, H. Poornima, J. Umamaheswari and K. Lakshmi Devi

    Title:Preliminary phytochemical screening and quantification of bioactive compounds in the leaves of spinach ( Spinaceae oleraceae L.)
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):8 (August)
    Year:2014
    Page No: (1113-1119)
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    Methodology:Antioxidant, cardiac glycosides, flavonoids, Phytochemicals.
    Research Materials:Spinaceae oleraceae L.

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Antioxidant cardiac glycosides flavonoids Phytochemicals.

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