Natural Products Chemistry & Research

ISSN - 2329-6836


Preliminary Phytochemical Evaluation and Spectrophotometric Estimation of Total Polysaccharide Content of Gum Isolated From cordia dichotoma Fruits

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.