IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 9, September 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Resmi.P.Thomas, Alpha Maria Antony, Anu Annamma Mamen
A comparative preliminary study on the phytochemistry of acetone, methanol ethanol and aqueous extracts of the leaves of Diospyros chloroxylon of family Ebenaceae was carried out using specific chemical color reaction tests . The results obtained revealed that acetone was the best extractive solvent with the phytochemical properties of the D.chloroxylon leaves. Phytochemical studies indicated that the leaf contain a broad spectrum of secondary metabolites. Different extracts of leaf powders have been screened for qualitative determination of different secondary metabolites like carbohydrates,cardioglycosides, alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, amino acids and proteins, saponins etc.