IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 6, June 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
R. Shanmugapriya and S. Poornima
Analytical HPTLC analysis of ethanolic extracts of leaf and fruits of Momordica tuberosa and Momordica dioica (Cucurbitaceae) showed the presence of charantin with Rf value 0.31at 536nm. Maximum amount of Charantin was found in the leaves of M. dioica than the fruits. Comparatively less amount of charantin was detected in the leaves and fruits of M. tuberosa Apart from charantin other saponins and unknown compounds were also detected in the leaf and fruit.