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Investigation of phytochemical activities of saussurea lappa C.B. clarke root extract

Author : Juluri Krishna Dutta Tejaswi, R. Govinda Rajan, P. Sara

The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence of phytochemical and Flavo-Glycosides in Ethonolic extract of Saussurea lappa. Saussurea lappa, a plant of the Asteraceae, one of the best-known species within this genus, was commonly known as costus in English. In India this plant was endemic in the sub-alpine regions of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal, from an altitude of 32003800 m. After authentification, the collected plant root material it was reduced into small pieces. The plant material was extracted by using ethanol by the cold maceration method.The study concluded that the root extract have potential bioactive substances that may be used to formulate new drugs. The Flavo-Glycosides content in Ethonolic extract of Saussurea lappa root extract was determined. However further investigation was required for structural elucidation and pharmacological properties.


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