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Abstract

Physicochemical and phytochemical evaluation of Amaranthus caudatus.

Abstract

Plant materials are rich of active compounds which showed significant medicinal activity. Characterization of these phytocostituents of medicinal plants is necessary, due to its numerous benefits to science and society. Because the information obtained, makes pharmacological studies possible. It also enables structure related activity studies to be carried out, leading to the possible synthesis of more potent drugs which reduce the toxicity. The present research deals with various physicochemical and phytochemical parameters of Amaranthus caudatus, such as flavonoids, reducing sugar, phenol, vitamin C, lipid, total carbohydrates etc. quantitatively. Analysis showed the presence of significant amount of secondary metabolites in this herbal plant which can be used as natural medicine.