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PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF DIFFERENT EXTRACTS OF WITHANIA SOMNIFERA ROOT
Mahesh A. Pawar

Published in: International Journal of Current Engineering And Scientific Research ( IJCESR)
Volume- 5, Issue-1, pp.116-118, Jan 2014
DPI :-> 16.10046.IJCESR.2014.V5I1.116118.2330



Abstract
The present article deals with study of phytochemical analysis of Withania somnifera. rhizome. Withania somnifera also known as ashwagandha is a source of naturally active compounds used by people worldwide for many ailments. Withania somnifera is a well known Indian medicinal plant widely used in the treatment of many clinical conditions in India. Root of Withania somnifera which has various therapeutic actions such as a sedative,diuretic, antiinflammatory, and an anti-stress agent. The current investigation deals with extraction and detection or screening of active phytochemical compounds from different extracts of Withania somnifera root. Phytochemical screening of different extractions revealed the presence of phenols, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, alkaloids, steroids, terpenoids, glycosides.

Key-Words / Index Term
Withania somnifera, therapeutic, Phytochemical Screening

How to cite this article
Mahesh A. Pawar , “PHYTOCHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF DIFFERENT EXTRACTS OF WITHANIA SOMNIFERA ROOT”, International Journal of Current Engineering And Scientific Research ( IJCESR), 5, Issue-1, pp.116-118, Jan 2014. DPI:16.10046.IJCESR.V5.I1.2330