Qualitative Phytochemical Screening of Merremia dissecta (Sepals & Fruit)
Keywords:Merremia dissecta, betacyanin, flavonoids, tannins, triterpenoids, saponins, phytochemical screening.
Medicinal plants are widely used for medicinal purposes in pharmaceutical industries due to the presence of various phytoconstituents. This research is based on the phytochemical study of Merremia dissecta (fruits and sepals) in ethanol. Primary phytochemicals such as carbohydrates, reducing sugar, fixed oils and lipids, starch, hexose sugar, amino acids, and secondary phytochemicals such as betacyanin, cardiac glycoside, cyanogenic glycoside, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, and triterpenoids were present in all ethanolic extracts of Merremia Dissecta. So present work revealed that ethanolic extracts of Merremia dissecta is the rich source of various primary and secondary phytochemicals and are a medicinally significant plant.