Qualitative and Quantitative phytochemical analysis of the flowers of Pergularia daemia
Medicinal plants play an important role in the traditional medicine. One such ethanomedicinal plant is Pergularia daemia. It is a perennial twinning herb found commonly in tropical and subtropical regions. The whole plant is used to cure many diseases the present study the phyto chemical compounding the flowers of pergularia daemia were determined both qualitatively and quantitatively using in different solvents such as methanol, ethanol, chloroform, petroleum ether and water. The qualitative analysis of the flower showed the presence of alkaloids, steroids, flavonoids, phenols, tannins, aminoacids, cardiac glycosides, reducing sugars and proteins. The quantification of the compounds showed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids and phenols higher than other compounds. The result confirms that the flowers of Pergularia daemia possess significant phytocomponents which could acts as the source of many pharmacological studies and a curative for various ailments.
Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Flower, Methanol, Medicinal plant