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ALKALOIDS ANALYSIS IN ROOT AND LEAF FRACTIONS OF SARPAGANDHA (RAUWOLFIA SERPENTINA)

Article Id: ARCC1402 | Page : 133-135
Citation :- ALKALOIDS ANALYSIS IN ROOT AND LEAF FRACTIONS OF SARPAGANDHA (RAUWOLFIA SERPENTINA).Agricultural Science Digest.2010.(30):133-135
K.C. Verma* and S.K. Verma
Address : College of Agriculture. G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263 145. India

Abstract

Rauwolfia is cultivated for the medicinal use which is due to its active ingredients (50 alkaloids particularly reserpine). Reserpine and serpentine were confirmed and identified by chemical test and Thin Layer Chromatography. Crude alkaloid content was found to be 0.416 mg/gm and 0.217 mg/g on dry weight basis in root and leaves of rauwolfia plant. Among these alkaloids reserpine was found abundantly. Amount of alkaloids were higher in root fraction as compared to leaf.

Keywords

Sarpagandha Rauwolfia selpenfina Reserpine Serpentine Alkaloids

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