International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biochemistry Science | India | Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014

Evaluation of Proximate Composition and Phytochemical analysis of Terminalia catappa L. from Nagapattinam Region

Vijaya Packirisamy | Dr. Vijayalakshmi Krishnamorthi

Abstract: The leaf was collected and extracted with different organic solvents and the phytochemical screening was carried out using the standard procedures. Alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins saponins, steroids and glycosides were found to be present in the leaf extracts. The Proximate composition and Phytochemical characteristics were determined for Terminalia catappa leaves. The results obtained showed the moisture content 7.180.18 moisture; ash 20.20.48 ; crude fiber 20.470.59 and the carbohydrate 187.40.53 ; protein 86.730.75 was present in the mature leaves of Terminalia catappa L. The present study revealed that the plant contain many phytochemicals which may be responsible for the medicinal properties.

Keywords: Phytochemical, Terminalia catappa, crude fiber, Proximate composition

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014,

Pages: 877 - 880

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