Exploration of the Physio-Chemical Properties of Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn. Herb by Proximate and Qualitative Phytochemical Analysis

Raja M.J., Arivuchelvan A., Jagadeeswaran A., Sukumar K., Sivaseelan S.

Abstract


In a herb, presence of phytochemicals and its physiochemical properties are responsible for its pharmacological and therapeutic potentials. Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn. is an herbaceous perennial plant belongs to Cucurbitaceae family, having worldwide distribution and still being used traditionally for many therapeutic purposes. Proximate analysis and preliminary qualitative phytochemical analysis of this plant was carried out in this study to explore the physical and chemical characters like moisture, crude protein, crude fibre, total ash, ether extract, sand / silica, salt, calcium, phosphorus, gross energy and phyto-constituents which are reasons for the plant having different pharmacological activities such as antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and growth promotion.


Keywords


Phytochemical Evaluation; Proximate Analysis; Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.

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