Bhagyajyothi M. Bhat, Sreenivasan KK, Santanu Saha


The leaves of Holoptelea integrifolia (H.integrifolia) are suggestive of having analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, thus useful in the
treatment of tennis elbow. An elementary investigation of the leaf extract was conducted in the present study as the beginning step in understanding
the active ingredients present and correlating them with the suggestive role in curing different ailments. Ethanolic extract of leaves of H.integrifolia
and successive fractionation was done with petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate, n-butanol and methanol. Phytochemical analysis of
ethanolic and ethyl acetate extracts showed the presence of alkaloids, triterpenoids, saponins, steroids and tannins. Chloroform and n–butanol
extracts showed alkaloids, triterpenoids, saponins and steroids. Triterpenoids, saponins, steroids and tannins are found in metanolic whereas
triterpenoids and steroids in petroleum ether extract. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of alkaloids, triterpenoids, and tannins may be
responsible for the predictive role of H.integrifolia in curing tennis elbow.


Holoptelea integrifolia, preliminary phytochemical screening, alkaloids, triterpenoids.

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