Lignan and other compounds from the indian medicinal plant, Hyptis suaveolens

Author(s): Amruta Indane, Alka Chaturvedi

Four extract prepared by using different solvents in their increasing order of polarity. All extracts were screened for the presence of a number of medicinally active compounds. Petroleum ether and n-hexane extracts showed presence of lignan while 70% methanol and water extracts dissolves moderately polar glycosidic components of plants identified as antheracene derivatives, coumarins, flavonoids,phenolic acids, different terpenoids, etc. The results obtained in present investigation revealed great potential for production of lignan, there remains a need for identification and confirmation of specific lignan.

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