Deepak M, Sulaiman CT, Athulya M, Indira Balachandran
Deepak M1, Sulaiman CT1, Athulya M1,2, Indira Balachandran1
1Centre for Medicinal Plants Research, Arya Vaida Sala, Kottakkal, Kerala, India.
2Mar Athanasius College, Kothamangalam.
Volume - 11,
Issue - 3,
Year - 2021
Soma is an important Ayurvedic drug used for various therapeutic aspects. Botanical identity of the source plant of Soma is a matter of controversy. Different plants are being used under the name Soma in different regions of India. Cynanchum viminale and Ceropegia juncea are being used as two important source plants of Soma. In this study, these two plants were compared phytochemically using various quantitative assays and chromatographic techniques like High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography. On quantitative assays C. viminale showed higher flavonoid content whereas C. juncea showed higher percentage of phenolics, carbohydrates and amino acid contents. Presence of a terpenoid and a steroid was identified in plants using high performance thin layer chromatography and both plants showed similar steroids and terpenoids profile. Detailed chromatographic studies revealed that the source plants of Somalata such as C. viminale and C. juncea are almost similar in their phytochemical profiles. The study provided a scientific background for the traditional use of C. viminale and C. juncea as source plants of somalata.
Cite this article:
Deepak M, Sulaiman CT, Athulya M, Indira Balachandran. Phytochemical and Chromatographic studies of two Ayurvedic source plants of Somalata, Cynanchum viminale and Ceropegia juncea. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2021; 11(3):156-2. doi: 10.52711/2231-5691.2021.00029
Deepak M, Sulaiman CT, Athulya M, Indira Balachandran. Phytochemical and Chromatographic studies of two Ayurvedic source plants of Somalata, Cynanchum viminale and Ceropegia juncea. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 2021; 11(3):156-2. doi: 10.52711/2231-5691.2021.00029 Available on: https://asianjpr.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-11-3-3
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