Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  2231-5667

ISSN Online :  2231-5675


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Physicochemical Analysis of Alocasia sanderiana W. Bull

Address:   P. Selvakumar1*, Devi Kaniakumari2, V. Loganathan1
1Department of Chemistry, Periyar University, Salem, Tamilnadu, India.
2Department of Chemistry, Quaid-E-Millath Govt. College for Women, Chennai, India.
*Corresponding Author

The present investigation reveals standardization which includes moisture content, total ash, acid insoluble ash, water soluble extractive value and loss on drying of Alocasia sanderiana W.Bull ethanolic leaf, stem and root tuber extracts. Total ash value is useful in determining authenticity and purity of drug and also these values are important quantitative standards. Total ash value of plant material indicated the amount of minerals, and earthy materials present in the plant material. Analytical results showed the total ash higher value was 3.30% w/w in ethanolic root tuber extract of Alocasia sanderiana. Percent weight loss on drying or moisture content of ethanolic leaf, stem and root tubers extracts is 63.69%, 73.35% and 75.63%. The less value of moisture content could prevent bacterial, fungal or yeast growth. Leaf ethanolic extracts having less value compared stem and root tuber extracts. Ethanolic leaf extracts shows more antimicrobial activity. The higher amount of acid-insoluble siliceous matter present in the tuber extracts of A. sanderiana was 0.95w/w%. The water-soluble extractive value indicated the presence of sugar, acids, and inorganic compounds. The ethanolic root tuber extract have higher value of water soluble extractive values.
Total Ash Value, Acid insoluble ash, Water insoluble ash, Water soluble extractive, Loss on drying, Physico-Chemical Analysis, Alocasia sanderiana.
P. Selvakumar, Devi Kaniakumari, V. Loganathan. Physicochemical Analysis of Alocasia sanderiana W. Bull. Asian J. Pharm. Ana. 6(1): January- March, 2016; Page 31-34.
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