Harshal Ashok Pawar and Pravin Jadhav
Cordia dichotoma Forst belonging to family Boraginaceae is medium sized tree grows in India, Srilanka and other warmer countries. Fruits of Cordia dichotoma are used traditionally as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, hepato protective, diuretic, aphrodisiac, and anti-helmentic activities. Gum was isolated from the ripe fruits of Cordia dichotoma by solvent precipitation technique using ethanol (95%). Preliminary phytochemical evaluation of the gum was carried using standard reported methods. The total polysaccharide content of isolated gum was determined spectro photometrically using Phenol-Sulphuric acid method. The total polysaccharide content of Cordia dichotoma fruit gum was found to be 70.29 % w/w.