Journal :   Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  11

Year :  2012

Pages :   1331-1334

ISSN Print :  0974-4169

ISSN Online :  0974-4150


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GC-MS Analysis of the Methanol Extract of Tephrosia villosa (L.) Pers

Address:   Rajabudeen E.1, Saravana Ganthi A.2 and M. Padma Sorna Subramanian3
1Dr. Zahir Husain College, Ilayankudi, Tamil Nadu
2Rani Anna Govt. College for Women, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.
3Siddha Medicinal Plants Garden, CCRS, Mettur Dam, Tamil Nadu
*Corresponding Author

A medicinal herb can be viewed as a synthetic laboratory as it produces and contains a number of chemical compounds. Gas Chromatography (GC) and Mass Spectroscopy (MS) can be used to study Traditional Medicines and characterize the compound of interest. Tephrosia villosa (L.) herb distributed in hill slopes of southern peninsular India. The methanol extract possesses hepatoprotective activity. Whole plant used to treat leprosy, cancer, oedema, abscess, and skin diseases. Sterols, triterpenes, polar and other constituents in whole plant of Tephrosia villosa (L.) Pers. were analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Over 23 compounds were identified. Sitosterol and stigmasterol were the most abundant of sterols identified in the sterol fraction.
Gas Chromatography (GC), Mass Spectroscopy (MS), Tephrosia villosa.
Rajabudeen E., Saravana Ganthi A., M. Padma Sorna Subramanian. GC-MS Analysis of the Methanol Extract of Tephrosia villosa (L.) Pers. Asian J. Research Chem. 5(11): Nov., 2012; Page 1331-1334.
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