Extraction, Isolation and Phytochemical Investigation of Natural Products by Using Chromatographic (TLC) Method

K Sudhakar Babu, V Krishna, Murthy Naik, J Latha, K Ramanjaneyulu
2016 Human Journals Research Article August   unpublished
The use of natural products, especially plants, for healing is as ancient practice which is universally accepted. Natural products played a prominent role in ancient traditional medicine systems, such as Chinese, Ayurveda, and Egyptian, which are still in common use today. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 75% of people still rely on plant-based traditional medicines for primary health care globally. The common problems and key challenges in the extraction, isolation and
more » ... olation and characterization of active ingredients in botanicals and herbal preparations are discussed routinely. The analysis of bioactive compounds present in the plant extracts involving the applications of common phytochemical screening assays, chromatographic techniques like HPLC and TLC. The current manuscript reports phytochemical investigation of the methanolic stem extract and its TLC analysis which showed the presence of glycosides, flavonoids, alkaloids, tannin compounds.