Abstract

Phytochemical and Elemental Screening on Leaves and Flowers of Catharanthus Roseus : An Important Medicinal Plant of Bangladesh

Author(s): Shahin Aziz, Koushik Saha, Nasim Sultana, Shamim Ahmed and Abdullah Al-Mansur

Qualitative analysis of Catharanthus roseus plant confirms the presence of various phytochemicals like alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, saponins, steroids, carbohydrates, anthaquinone glycosides etc in different extracts of its leaves and flowers. Some minerals have also been identified in the leaves and flowers of the plant by ICP-MS techniques.


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