ISOLATION, PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF PUNICA GRANATUM LEAVES EXTRACT
P. J. Shirote Deepali S. Sul and *Sheela S. Thorat
The Punica granatum family Punicaceae Synonym- Punica florida salib, Punica nana L. The tree is native from Eran to the Himalayas in northen India. the chemical constituent consist of flavanoids, tannin, alkaloid, phenolic compounds, ellagic acid. These are used as anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, nephroprotective, antidiabetic. The chemical constituent was identified by phytochemical investigation and isolated by thin layer chromatography and column chromatography. The constituent was analysed by spectral analysis and structure was identified. the ethanolic extract of leaves of Punica granatum showed significant diuretic activity.
Keywords: Punica granatum, tannin, diuretic.
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