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PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOGNOSTICAL EVALUATION OF EUPHORBIACEAE SPECIES FROM LAHORE REGION, PAKISTAN | Abstract
Journal of Applied Pharmacy

Journal of Applied Pharmacy
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ISSN: 1920-4159

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Abstract

PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOGNOSTICAL EVALUATION OF EUPHORBIACEAE SPECIES FROM LAHORE REGION, PAKISTAN

Tahira Mughal, Alyia Mamona, Zeb Saddiuqe, Sadia Qureshi and Sana Mehboob

Euphorbia prostrata, Euphorbia hirta, Euphorbia splendens, Ricinus communis and Jatropha integearrima (Family: Euphorbiaceae) were selected to explore the phytochemical and pharmacognostical properties. Species of Euphorbiaceae are extensivley used as remedies against several diseases and complaints such as cancer, diabetes, diarrhoea, heart diseases, hemorrhages, hepatitis, jaundice, malaria, ophthalmic diseases, rheumatism and scabies etc. The dried leaves of Euphorbia splendens, Ricinus communis and Jatropha integearrima and dried whole plants of Euphorbia prostrata and Euphorbia hirta extracted with methanol. The Phytochemical screenings was done to identify the presence of carbohydrates, proteins, alkaloids, phytosterol, phenol, flavonoids, tannins, saponins and phlobatannins that is helpful in the confirmation of the authenticity of the plants.

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