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Year : 2013   |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-29

GC-MS Analysis of Calotropis gigantean Linn whole plant chloroform extract

Calotropis gigantean Linn is distributed in Himalaya region and all over India. This plant is widely used for different types of therapeutic activities. The present study was planned to investigate the number of constituents present in chloroform extract of whole plant of Calotropis gigantean Linn. by quantitative GC-MS analysis and phytochemical screening. From the GC-MS analysis we concluded that chloroform extract has 15 constituents. The preliminary phytochemical screening reveals the presence of alkaloids, steroids, triterpenoids, resins and carbohydrates.
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