Analysis of medicinally important phytocompounds from Argemone mexicana

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The present study was aimed to evaluate the total phenolic contents (TPC), total flavonoid contents (TFC) and GC-MS analysis for the presence of some medicinally important compound from Argemone mexicana leaf, stem and flower extracts. Plant extracts of Argemone mexicana leaf, stem and flowers were prepared using Soxhlet extraction. Preliminary detection of phytocompounds was carried out. Total phenolic content of plant extracts was analysed using Folin-ciocalteu reagent and total flavonoid content using aluminium chloride. Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy was (GC-MS) was performed to identify phytocompounds present in plant extracts using National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) library. The highest total phenolic content was reported in Argemone mexicana stem extract and highest flavonoid content was reported in flower extract. A wide range of fatty acids and phytocompounds were identified which are utilized in antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antimycotic activities. The study concludes that Argemone mexicana have many biologically important compounds, so it can be recommended as a plant of pharmaceutical importance.




Khan, A. M., & Bhadauria, S. (2018, October 1). Analysis of medicinally important phytocompounds from Argemone mexicana. Journal of King Saud University - Science. Elsevier B.V.

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