Natural Products Chemistry & Research

ISSN - 2329-6836

Aman Dekebo

Department of Chemistry, Adama University, Ethiopia


  • Research Article   
    Phytochemical Investigation and Antimicrobial Study of Leaf Extract of Plantago lanceolata
    Author(s): Shuma Fayera*, Neelaiah Babu G, Aman Dekebo and Yiheyis Bogale

    Leaves of Plantago lanceolata were traditionally used to treat wounds, burns, inflammations, fevers, diabetes and cancer. The present study was carried out on the phytochemical investigation and antimicrobial activities of the leaves extract of Plantago lanceolata since the plant was used for wound healing in Ethiopia. The powdered leaves of Plantago lanceolata herb was sequentially extracted with organic solvents: petroleum ether, chloroform/methanol (1:1) and methanol respectively. The crude extracts was subjected to phytochemical screening and revealed the presence of steroids, alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, glycosides, phenols, tannins and terpenoids compounds that might be responsible for the claimed activities by local people. The petroleum ether extract was purified over silica gel preparative thin layer chromatography and yielded an isolated compound PL-5. The structure of t.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-891X.18.6.311

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