Natural Products Chemistry & Research

ISSN - 2329-6836


Qualitative and Quantitative Phytochemical Analysis of Centella asiatica

Arpita Roy, M Laxmi Krishnan and Navneeta Bharadvaja

Centella asiatica commonly known by names like gotu kola, Mandukaparni or Indian pennywort is a small herbaceous perennial medicinal plant belonging to Apiaceae family. Its active metabolites are triterpenoids which includes asiaticoside, asiatic acid, madecassoside, madecassic acid which has wide range of pharmaceutical activities like wound healing, memory enhancer, treatment of skin diseases etc. The present work is aimed to perform phytochemical analysis and estimation of antioxidant activity by DPPH assay. The antioxidant activity by DPPH assay showed maximum IC50 value in CSC extract than shoot and callus extracts. The quantitative estimation of total phenolic, flavanoids and tannins indicates highest phytochemicals in SC when compared to CC and CSC.