Simon Maina Karume, Nelson Bogomba Masese
Abstract: The present study was carried out to investigate the phytochemical profile of some selected plants. This paper aimed to study of ten medicinal plants Solanum nigrum, Argimone maxicana, Cuscuta reflexa, Boerhaavia diffusa, Butea monosperma, Rumex dentatus, Tribulus terrestis, Alocasia indica, Ricinus communis, Amaranthus spinosus, locally available in Moradabad of Uttar Pradesh. These medicinal plants have phytochemical compounds which are used for curing of human disease. The aqueous extract of leaves was used for the phytochemical analysis to find out the phytochemical constituents in plants. Phytochemical analysis shows the presence or absence of flavonoids, alkaloids, terpenoids, phlobatannins and reduced sugar, Medicinal plants have antifungal, antbacterial, anti inflammation and antioxidant activities due to these phytochemical compounds. The present study will be very useful in the curing of various diseases.
Keywords: Phytochemical analysis, Medicinal plants