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STUDY OF PHYTOCHEMICAL AND ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF ETHANOLIC EXTRACT OF GYMNEMA SYLVESTRE
Shailbala Singh Baghel*, Kiran Tiwari
Department of Chemistry, Sarojini Naidu Government Girls P.G. (Autonomous) College,
Gymnema sylvestre (Asclepiadaceae), popularly known as “gurmar” for its distinct property as sugar destroyer, is a reputed herb in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. The present study was carried out to evaluate the in vitro antioxidant activity and preliminary phytochemical analysis of ethanolic leaves extracts of Gymnema sylvestre. The qualitative analysis indicated the presence of alkaloids, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, saponins, in the ethanolic extracts.
Keywords: Phytochemical, Antioxidant activity, Gymnema sylvestre.
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