Nitin Rajan, Kashif Shakeel, Shashank Tiwari, Shachan Sagar
Medicinal plants are a major remedy for many ailments and have been used since ancient times. Aegle marmelos belongs to the Rutaceae family, known as bail, widely available in several places in India. Extracts of fruit, leaf showed antibacterial activity against all the used bacterial strains. Calendula officinalis, a member of the Asteraceae family, is an annual plant with yellow to orange flowers, mostly seen in the mediterranean region. Also known as pot marigold, it has been cultivated as a food and medicinal plant since the middle Ages. As a medicine, it has found applications in the treatment of inflammation and skin wounds. The aim of the present study was to screen the various phytochemicals from the ethanolic extracts of leaves of Aegle marmelos and methanolic extracts of leaves of Calendula officinalis. The extracts were subjected to qualitative phytochemical screening using standard procedures. Extracts of different leaves of Aegle marmelos, Calendula Officinalis were found to contain various secondary metabolites like Triterpenoids. Steroids, Glycosides. Saponins, Alkaloids, Flavonoids and Tannins. The phytochemicals generated data from the Extracts of different leaves of Aegle marmelos, Calendula Officinalis may be used as tools for quality control of drugs in the future,for the healing of a diversity of disease conditions.
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