Phytochemical Investigations of Crown of Solanum melongena fruit

Anushree Tiwari, Rajesh S. Jadon, Piyush Tiwari, S Nayak

Abstract


The crown of Solanum melongena was removed from fruit, dried, extracted and percentage yield was calculated. Phytochemical examination of the methanolic and aqueous extracts showed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, steroids, tannins/ phenolics, flavonoids, proteins and carbohydrates. It was concluded that the extracts of crown contains important constituents for pharmacological activities.

Keywords: Solanum melongena; eggplant; phytochemical screening; Crown


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