A Comparative Pharmacognostic Evaluation of Different Extracts of Terminalia bellerica Roxb. Fruit
Author(s): Manish Pal Singh, Avneet Gupta, Siddhraj S. Sisodia
Terminalia bellerica is an important traditional Indian medicinal plant used in various ailments and rituals. The use of different parts of this plant like leaves and fruits as a medicament for treatment of various conditions is well documented in literature. However, the studies on phytochemical constituents and medicinal properties in the fruit of this plant are scanty. All three plant fruit extracts viz. chloroform ethanol and methanol carried out physiochemical analysis, ash values, extractive values, T.L.C., and chemical tests. Phytochemical analysis of the extracts of Terminalia bellerica revealed the presence of mainly gallic acid, alkaloids, flavonoids, triterpenoids and amino acids. The presence of gallic acid and other flavonoids were confirmed by qualitative tests followed by TLC. All the data of three extracts were compared with standard data, the ethanolic fruit extract was more same that the all two extracts.