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A large proportion of the world population especially the developing countries rely on traditional system of medicines. The use of herbs in medicine is getting popularised because of its natural origin with no or lesser side effects. The present study deals with the photochemical analysis of one important South Indian horticulture plant, Crossandra infundibuliformis which belongs to the family Acanthaceae. This plant is found abundantly in tropical areas. Phytochemical analysis was performed on extracts of water, ethyl acetate, acetone, chloroform and propane on C. infundibuliformis and results were tabulated. The presence of steroids was observed in all the fractions whereas proteins, triple sugars and amino acids were absent. These results could be used for identifying the medicinal values of this plant.
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Author(s): S Selvakumar
Crossandra infundibuliformis, Acanthaceae, ethyl acetate, acetone, chloroform, propane, phytochemical