IJSRST162334 | Physico-chemical, Phytochemical and Spectroscopic Characteristics of Aqueous and Methanolic Extracts of Laportea interrupta L. Chew Leaf

Thamizh Selvam, Surabhi Kr, Vasantha Kg, Acharya Mv
[(2)3: 309-314] © 2016 IJSRST | Volume 2 | Issue 3 | Print ABSTRACT Human life is depending on plants for various needs including for food and medicine. The indigenous medicine system of every country is using plant and plant products as their basic material for preparation of medicine. Laportea interrupta L. Chew commonly known as 'stinging nettle' is one of the ethnomedicinal plants of India claimed for various medicinal uses like anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic and antimicrobial agent.
more » ... robial agent. However, the plant has not been much explored for its chemical characteristics. The present study has carried out detailed Physico-chemical, Phytochemical and Spectroscopic Characteristics of aqueous and methanolic extracts of Laportea interrupta L. Leaf. Phytochemical study showed the presence of flavonoids, glycosides, saponins and alkaloids. The spectroscopic studies showed the presence of various group of compounds flavonoids, xanthophylls, phycobilins in methanol and aqueous extract predominantly. These study parameters will be highly helpful to take up the new studies on various aspects of its biological activity.