Phytochemical analysis of inevitably important plant Murraya Koenigii from upper platue of Chikhaldara (Melghat) India
Authors: Gathe NS, Wankhade RA, Bobade AF, Wasnik US, Kadu SR
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The medicinal plants are almost the exclusive source of drugs for majority of world population today. People want to use herbal drugs because they are considered as safe, inexpensive and have no adverse effects. Plants are also very useful because they can self-generate and can produce a range of beneficial bioactive products. The leaves of Murraya koenigii are use as tonic, stomachic, carminative, internally in dysentery, vomiting. Used as anti-helminthil, analgesic, cures piles, allays heat of the body, thirst, inflammation and itching. A scrutiny of literature reveals some notable pharmacological activities of the plant such as activity on heart, anti diabetic and cholesterol reducing property, antimicrobial activity, antiulcer activity, antioxidative property, cytotoxic activity, anti diarrhea activity, phagocytic activity and many more medicinal values. The present study was aimed to isolate photochemical constituents from Murraya Koenigii showing antioxidant properties. Total 12 compounds were isolated which include Cyclopentanol, à-Pinene, cyclohexyl butyl ester, á-Phellandrene, (-)-Spathulenol, Dibutyl phthalate, α –Sitosterol, 13-Docosenamide, Benzenemethanimine, 1-(3-Methoxy-2-nitrobenzyl) isoquinoline, Tetratriacontane, Vitamin E.