Phytochemical study of medicinal plant - Aloe Vera

Teoh, Chun Keat (2005) Phytochemical study of medicinal plant - Aloe Vera. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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Aloe vera is a perennial, drought-resisting, succulent plant belongs to the Liliaceae family, which historically has been used for variety of medicinal purposes. It has high medicinal value, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-diabetic. A phytochemical test were carried out of the plant and screened for alkaloids, saponins, terpenes, leucoanthocyanins and tannins. Alkaloids, saponins and tannins were found in the plant meanwhile leucoanthocyanins and terpenes were absent from the plant. Thin layer chromatography shows that the chloroform: methanol ratio of 9: 1 is the best solvent mixture to separate the compounds in crude extract.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Keyword: Aloe Vera, Medicinal value, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-Cancer, Anti-Diabetic, Phytochemical
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany > QK1-989 Botany > QK710-899 Plant physiology
Department: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 14:27
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 15:44

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