TLC FINGERPRINTING OF SESQUITERPENOIDS PROFILE OF THREE CURCUMA SPECIES FROM MELGHAT FORESTS DIST. AMRAVATI (MS) INDIA

Mangesh J. Dagawal *1 And Prabha Y. Bhogaonkar2
2020 Zenodo  
Genus Curcuma L. ( Zingiberaceae) comprising of 120 species is distributed throughout South and South-East Asia, with few species extending to China, Austrilia and South Pacific. Four species of Curcuma are reported from Melghat. Of these C. longa L. is cultivated, while C. inodora Blatt., C. pseudomontana J. Graham and C. decipiens Dalzell are wild. Curcuma inodora Blatt. known as 'Jangali Halad' is a common herb of Melghat at higher elevations. In Melghat area populations of C. inodora are
more » ... f C. inodora are found to show many distinct variations in aerial as well as underground characters. Twelve distinct variants of C. inodora and single accession each of C. pseudomontana and C. longa were collected. TLC finger printing is a rapid and reliable method for identification and differentiation. It is commonly used in authentication of herbal medicines. TLC fingerprint analysis of sesquiterpenoids for all 14 samples showing complete different pattern compared to sample 1 to 13. Samples 1 to 13 show very similar pattern with change in intensity only. This clearly indicates that sample 1 to 13 are closely related while sample 14 is distinct. On the basis of sesquiterpenenoid profile C. longa is different while C. pseudomontana goes with C. inodora.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4010250 fatcat:3ij3ol3tx5a55b5xzawli4pjni