International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biochemistry | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

Phytochemical Screening and TLC Studies on Ethanolic Extract of Catharanthus Roseus Leaves

Praveena .R | G. Gomathy [2]

Abstract: Medicinal plants are of great importance to the health of individuals. Its various extract posses reported number of pharmacological activities such as nootropic, anti-oxidative, anti-diabetic, anti-bacterial, anticonvulsant, sedative, anti-pyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-stress. Catharanthus roseus commonly known as evergreen herb is one of the famous medicinal herb in the field of Diabetic and Cancer Treatment. The ethanolic extract of Catharanthus roseus showed the presence of Flavanoids, Protein, Cardio glycosides, Phenol. For qualitative and quatitative analysis of the ethanolic extract of the Leaves of Catharanthus roseus acts as a source of therapeutic agents. Many famous Phytochemicals such as Vincristine and Vinblastin were isolated from their Medicinal Plant. It has many Pharmacological properties such as Anti-diabetic, Anti-oxidant, Anti-microbial, Wound Healing, Anti-ulcer, Hypotensive, Antidiarrhoeal, Hypolipidemic and Memory enhancement. Catharanthus roseus are used in folklore herbal medicine for treatment of many types of Cancer, Diabetes, Stomach disorders, Kidney, Liver and Cardiovascular disease. Catharanthus roseus leaf exhibited in vitro Anti-diabetic property. Vincristine and Vinblastine are used for the treatment of various types of cancer such as Hodgkin?s disease, Breast cancer, Skin cancer and Lymphoblastic leukemia. It produce nearly 130 alkaloids mainly Ajmalcine, Vinceine, Resperine, Vincristine, Vinblastine and Raubasin. It is an Endangered Species and need to be conserved using techniques like Micropropagation.

Keywords: Catharanthus roseus, Flavanoids, Protein, Cardioglycosides, Phenol

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 1411 - 1416

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