K. Siva Prasad, K. Sujatha, D. Suhrulatha, N. Savithramma


Bioactive metabolites or phytochemical constituents of medicinal plants performing a crucial role in drug industry as well as in identification of elite germplasm Globally distributed Nymphaea tetragona Georgi, an aquatic and Ayurvedic herb with perennial rhizomes and white flowers. Studies on phytochemical evoluation for validation in aquatic plants particularly in Nymphaea sps. is scanty. Hence the present work is aimed to screen for the analysis of qualitative and quantitative bioactive metabolites present in various parts of the N. tetragona for potential applications. Polar and non-polar solvents were used to extract maximum no of compounds from plant parts. The results revealed that the leaf and flower are the rich source of different phytochemicals like anthocyanins, anthraquinones, emodins, fatty acids, flavonoids, luecoanthocyanins, glycosides, phenols, coumarins, tannins and triterpenoids when compare with stem and root. The findings of the study will be helpful to the pharmacologists and phytochemists for identification of an effective and novel phytocompounds.


aquatic plant, bioactive metabolites, Nymphaea tetragona, aqueous extract, methanol extract, ethanol extract and chloroform extract

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