Author(s): B. Ramya, S. Seetharaman, V. Indra*, D. Sheela, K. Perinbam , G. Augustain
The objective of the present study was to find out the presence of phytochemicals in the Aqueous extracts of six medicinal plants such as Adathoda vasika, Syzegium cumina, Terminalia arjuna, Mukia maderaspatana, Naringi crenulata, Vitex negunda by qualitative screening methods. In qualitative analysis, the phytochemical compounds such as flavonoids, carbohydrates, proteins, phenols, saponins, tannins, terpenoids, quinones, alkaloids and glycosides were screened in six medicinal plants aqueous extract by using standard methods. The Aqueous extract of Adathoda vasica showed positive results for 8 phytochemical tests. When compared with other plants aqueous extract. More active compounds will be isolated from the selected medicinal plants and they may be used for medicinal purposes in future.