Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)
Preliminary phytochemical and biochemical studies on Euphorbia hirta, L.
Author(s): Lavanya I, Arul Sheeba Rani M
Abstract: The various medicines are used at present day for human diseases have been commonly originated from the naturally available plants. Herbal plant products may even replace the synthetic drugs as they are safe to use effective no side effects and reduce the cost related with the treatment. Hence, the present study was undertaken to find out the phytochemical constituents and the biological activity of an important medicinal herb. The plants were powdered and extracted with the ethanolic solvent. The extracts were subjected to preliminary Phytochemical, biochemical using standard method. The present study aim to reveal the presence of saponins, phenols, alkaloids, Proteins, tannins, flavonoids, carbohydrate, starch and terpenoides.