Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-0000782
Title: Preliminary phytochemical screening of Eichhornia crassipes: the world’s worst aquatic weed
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
Section: Research Article
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    Eichhornia crassipes is so called menace and nuisance is considered as the world’s worst aquatic plant but a highly productive aquatic weed that causes a serious hindrance to nation’s development activities. The present investigation was planned to explore the potential of Eichhornia crassipes in a way that, its positive attributes outweigh the negative ones. The present paper deals with the phytochemical screening of any therapeutic importance from Eichhornia crassipes. Qualitative analysis of the plant parts have revealed the presence of various components of medical importance including tannins, phlobatanin, steroid, terpenoid, alkaloid, flavonoid, phenolic contents, quinone, anthraquinone and cardiac glycosides. Because of the rich diversity of this aquatic plant it is expected that screening and scientific evaluation of plant extracts may prove beneficial for the mankind along with the management of the weed. The result obtained indicates that though the plant is an aquatic weed is good services of phytochemicals needed for maintenance of good health and can also be exploited in the manufacture of drugs.

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    N. Lata* and Venapani Dubey**

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    Department of Botany, C.M.D. P.G. College, Gurughasi Das Vishwavidyalaya,Bilaspur (C.G.) India

    *Corresponding author.
    Dr. Mrs. Veenapani Dubey,
    Opp. Rakesh fabricators,
    Near Shiv Mandir, Vidya nagar,
    Bilaspur - 495004 (Chhattisgarh) India.

    Received on: 12-03-2010; Revised on: 14-04-2010; Accepted on:13-05-2010

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    N. Lata* and Venapani Dubey**

    Title:Preliminary phytochemical screening of Eichhornia crassipes: the world’s worst aquatic weed
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):3 (June)
    Page No: (1240-1242)
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    Methodology:phytochemical screening
    Research Materials:Eichhornia crassipes


Eichhornia crassipes Phytochemicals Water hyacinth.

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