IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 3, March 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
S.N. Gimba, Anshu Nanda, M.A. Karage
A comparative preliminary study on the extraction and phytochemical profile of methanolic extracts of the leave, stem and root of pennisetum pedicellatum Trin at three growth stages (i.e stage 1, stage 2, stage 3) was carried out. The extracts were analysed to determine the presence of phytochemicals in the plant. The study revealed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins and steroids. Tanins were found only in the stems of the plants and steroids were found only in the leaves. The relevance of this difference in distribution is yet to be understood.