Thana Lakshme PS

Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University Tamilnadu, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Preliminary Phytochemical Screening and Estimation of Total Phenolic Content of Aqueous Cladode Extract of Opuntia dillenii
    Author(s): Thana Lakshme PS, R Gayathri* and V Vishnu Priya

    Opuntia dillenii commonly known as prickly pear belonging to the family Cactaceae. Opuntia dillenii is ideally suited to waterscarce dry zones of the world as an alternate source of food and fodder. Generally phytochemicals in plants include alkaloids, flavonoids and etc. It also includes phenol content which is a good antioxidant. The aim of the study is to analyse the phytochemicals and estimate total phenol content of Opuntia dillenii. Opuntia dillenii was purchased from a nursery in Chennai. Aqueous cladode extract of Opuntia dillenii was prepared. Phlobatannins, carbohydrates, flavonoids, alkaloids and terpenoids were qualitatively analysed. Total phenol was quantitatively estimated with Gallic acid as standard. From the Phytochemical analysis it was evident that the leaf extract shows significant presence of phytochemicals such as phlobatannins, flavonoids and terpenoids. Carboh.. Read More»

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