Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)
Preliminary phytochemical and biochemical studies on Vitex negundo, Linn.
Author(s): Rampriya S, Arul Sheeba Rani M
Abstract: Plants have a great potential for producing new drugs for human benefits. Plants are used in traditional medicine contain a vast array of substances that can be used to treat chronic and even infectious diseases. According to a report of World Health Organization, more than 80% of world’s populations depend on traditional medicine for their primary health care needs. The demand of drugs from plant sources is continuously increasing. Therefore it is essential for systematic evaluation of plants used in traditional medicine for various ailments. The present study of phytochemical and biochemical analysis of acetone leaf extract of Vitex negundo aim is to reveal the presence of Carbohydrates, Phenols, Proteins, Tannins, Flavonoids, Quinines and Starch.