• J Prameela Department of P G Studies and Research in Biotechnology, Government Science College, Bangalore, India
  • H Ramakrishnaiah Head, Department of PG Studies and Research in Biotechnology, Government Science College, Bangalore 560001
  • V Krishna P G Department of Studies and Research in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, School of Biological Sciences, Kuvempu University, Karnataka, India.
  • A P Deepalakshmi Department of P G Studies and Research in Biotechnology, Government Science College, Bangalore, India


Didymocarpus tomentosa, 5-Hydrxoymethylfurfural, Lupenone, Lupeol


Objective: Didymocarpus tomentosa Wight., is a traditional medicinal plant used in the treatment of fever and skin allergy and the present study were conducted to identify the phytochemical constituents in leaf and root extracts using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS).

Methods: The methanolic leaf and root extracts were analyzed using Shimadzu GCMS-QP 2010 gas chromatography-mass spectrometer. The mass spectrum of GC-MS was interpreted using the database of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Results: The GC-MS analyses of leaf and root extracts revealed the presence of twenty six and twenty three phytochemical constituents respectively. 5-Hydrxoymethylfurfural (15.1%), cis, cis, cis-7,10,13-Hexadecatrienal (12.5%), Hexadecanoic acid (11.8%), Lupenone (29.1%), γ-Sitosterol (21.3%) and Lupeol (12.0%) were the major constituents.

Conclusion: The leaf and root extracts of D. tomentosa possess various phytochemical constituents, which are of high therapeutic values.



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Prameela, J., H. Ramakrishnaiah, V. Krishna, and A. P. Deepalakshmi. “GC-MS ANALYSES OF LEAF AND ROOT EXTRACTS OF DIDYMOCARPUS TOMENTOSA”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 7, no. 6, June 2015, pp. 423-5, https://journals.innovareacademics.in/index.php/ijpps/article/view/5639.



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