Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-ND-0000696
Title: Quantification and identification of alkaloids of Eichhornia crassipes: the world’s worst aquatic plant
Category: Natural Drugs
Section: Research Article
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    The recent revival of interest in plant medicines across the globe and consequent pressure on precious herbal resources, calls for the use of plants through scientific screening and validation. The world’s worst aquatic weed water hyacinth usually ranges from tropical desert to subtropical or warm temperate desert to rainforest zones. The present investigation was planned to detect the presence of secondary metabolite alkaloids in the shoot and rhizome part of the plant by preliminary screening, Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) technique trailed by quantitative estimation. Alkaloids are bio-active compounds having therapeutic importance. Plant species examined contained six alkaloids isolated by TLC. 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 phytochemical needed for maintenance of good health and can also be exploited in the manufacture of drugs.

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    N. Lata* and Veenapani Dubey

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

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    N. Lata
    Department of Botany
    C.M.D. P.G. College, Gurughasi Das
    VishwavidyalayaBilaspur (C.G.) India

    Received on: 19-03-2010; Revised on: 14-04-2010; Accepted on:16-05-2010

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    N. Lata* and Veenapani Dubey

    Title:Quantification and identification of alkaloids of Eichhornia crassipes: the world’s worst aquatic plant
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):3 (June)
    Page No: (1229-1231)
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    Methodology:Quantification and identification of alkaloids
    Research Materials:Eichhornia crassipes


Alkaloids Eichhornia crassipes Water hyacinth.

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