Chemical Investigation of Terminalia Bellirica

Author(s): Sneh Sharma

Terminalia bellirica (Baheda) family combretaceae is distributed equally between tropical Asia, Africa and America . Traditionally, fruits of the plant are useful in bronchitis, sore throat and inflammation of eyes. A large number of compounds  have been isolated from fruits, stem bark of the plant. In the present communication, chemical investigation of seeds has been taken up. Friedelin, β-sitosterol have been isolated from petroleum ether extract, whereas D-glucose, fructose, sucrose, galactose and mannose were identified from ethanolic extract of seeds

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