Phytochemical, Antioxidant potential and ftir analysis on the matured leaves of Camellia Oleifera abel
- Camellia oleifera, secondary metabolites, antioxidant, FTIR.
Phytochemicals are physiologically active compounds and are derived from plants. Majority of the phytochemicals have been known to bear therapeutic activities like antibacterial, antioxidant, antifungal, antispasmodic, anticancer, hepatoprotective etc. The aim of this study is to evaluate the phytochemicals in the matured leaves of Camellia oleifera belonging to the family Theaceae. The phytochemicals were extracted from the dried matured leaves of C. oleifera using solvent extraction method. The preliminary phytochemical analysis showed the presence of alkaloids, tannins, saponins, phenols and flavonoids in the ethanolic extract. Further the antioxidant property of the leaf extract was carried out using standard procedure. The extract was subjected to FTIR analysis. The study shows that the ethanolic extracts possess secondary metabolites and antioxidant properties that are therapeutically valuable.