Cite this article:
Charde and Itankar (2016). Physico-Chemical, Phytochemical and Chromatographic Evaluation of Tephrosia purpurea Leaves. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 29(1), pp.151.
Phytochemical and Chromatographic Evaluation of Tephrosia purpurea Leaves
Sonal Charde and Prakash Itankar
University Department of
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. RTM.
Nagpur University, Nagpur 440 033, India
Corresponding author email: email@example.com
1 February 2016; accepted 3 February 2016]
purpurea (L) Pers. Belongs to family Leguminosae, Popularly known as
"Sarapunkha" in Sanskrit, "Wild indigo" in English and
"Kolinji" in Tamil. Tephrosia purpurea (L) Pers. has been used for
centuries in the Indian traditional medicine. It possesses various
pharmacological activities like anti-diabetic, anti-epileptic,
anti-carcinogenic, anti- microbial, anti- inflammatory, analgesic, anti-ulcer,
anti- hyperlipidemic, immunomodulatory, hepatoprotective and wound healing. The
present work deals with the fractionation of hydroalcoholic extract with
different organic solvents. The phytochemical analysis revealed the presence of
flavanoids, glycosides, phenols, tannins, saponins and alkaloids.
Chromatographic evaluation of hydroalcoholic extract and its fractions using
HPTLC. The findings of this study highlight the status of secondary metabolites
present in Tephrosia purpurea that will help us correlate the metabolites to
the wide spectrum of its traditional uses.