Screening of phytochemical constituents and quantitative estimation of total flavonoids and phenolic compounds of leafextracts of mitracarpus hirtus (rubiaceae)
- Mitracarpus hirtus, Phytochemical analysis, Phenols, Rubiaceae.
Plants have the ability to synthesize mixtures of structurally diverse bio-active compound, with multiple and mutually potential therapeutic effects. The objective of the study is to cover the preliminary phytochemical screening of traditional medicinal plant Mitracarpus hirtus belonging to the family Rubiaceae. The preliminary screening revealed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids, tannins, phenolics, glycosides, carbohydrates, proteins and amino acids. In quantitative estimation, among all the extracts, acetone extract exhibited the maximum amount of phenolics (40.26 mg GAE/g extract), and it depicted the maximum quantity of flavonoids (84.43 mg RE /g extract) which explains that the plant must have valuable medicinal properties and so it can be explored.