alexa Phytochemical Screening of Certain Medicinal Plants of Mizoram, India and their Folklore Use | OMICS International| Abstract
ISSN: 2376-0214

Journal of Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Development
Open Access

Our Group organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)
All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.
  • Research Article   
  • J Biodivers Biopros Dev 2014, Vol 2(1): 136
  • DOI: 10.4172/2376-0214.1000136

Phytochemical Screening of Certain Medicinal Plants of Mizoram, India and their Folklore Use

Ganesh Chandra Jagetia*, Lalrinzuali K and Vabeiryureilai M
Department of Zoology, Mizoram University, Tanhril 796004, Aizawl, India
*Corresponding Author : Ganesh Chandra Jagetia, Professor, Department of Zoology, Mizoram University, Tanhril 796004, Aizawl, India, Tel: 91-0389-2330514, 2330227, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Oct 06, 2014 / Accepted Date: Nov 06, 2014 / Published Date: Nov 10, 2014


The inhabitants of Mizoram (Mizos) use several plants for their healthcare and our main interest was to investigate the scientific basis of the medicinal use of these plants. Therefore, the root-stock of Alocasia indica, mature leaves of certain plants including Biden pillosa, Blumeopsis flava, Chromolaena odorata, Cissus discolor, Croton caudatus, Elaeagnus caudata, Leucaena leucocephala, Passiflora edulis and Spilanthes acmella, the latex of Carica papaya and rhizomes of Curcuma caesia were dried and powdered. The chloroform, ethanolic and aqueous extracts of each plant was prepared and subjected to phytochemical analysis and thin layer chromatography (TLC). The phytochemical analysis of the above plants showed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, and steroids. Most of these plants contained tannins with the notable exception of Croton caudatus. Similarly, the majority of plant species analyzed showed the presence of phlobatannins except Spilanthes acmella and Passiflora edulis. The cardiac glycosides were absent in Elaeagnus caudata and terpenoids in Leucaena leucocephala and Elaeagnus caudata. The presence of different phytochemical constituents was confirmed by TLC profiling by comparing the Rf values in various solvent systems. Our study indicates that despite the lack of real knowledge of chemistry, the traditional healers knew the medicinal importance of these plants. The medicinal properties of these plants may be due to the presence of various phytochemicals including flavonoids, alkaloids, saponin, steroids, tannins, phlobatannins, terpenoids and cardiac glycosides.

Keywords: Ethno-medicinal plants; Phytochemical analysis; Traditional use; TLC profiling

Citation: Shantabi L, Jagetia GC, Vabeiryureilai M, Lalrinzuali K (2014) Phytochemical Screening of Certain Medicinal Plants of Mizoram, India and their Folklore Use. J Biodivers Biopros Dev 1: 136. Doi: 10.4172/2376-0214.1000136

Copyright: ©2014 Shantabi L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language

Post Your Comment Citation
Share This Article
Relevant Topics
Article Usage
  • Total views: 16623
  • [From(publication date): 1-2015 - Nov 20, 2019]
  • Breakdown by view type
  • HTML page views: 12623
  • PDF downloads: 4000