International Journal of Chemical Research and Development

International Journal of Chemical Research and Development

Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A (2019)

Phytochemical screening of active compounds of selected medicinal plants used by Kalenjin community, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

Author(s):

Barmao Abigael, Matasyo Lexa G, Tarus Paul K

Abstract:
Phytochemicals are the most important sources for the treatment of various diseases. Therefore, the present study sought to determine phytochemical constituents of two medicinal plants by qualitative analysis. Proteins, carbohydrates, tannins, terpenoids, anthraquinones, diterpenes, phenols, phytosterols, saponins, phlobotannins, and alkaloids were analysed. Carbohydrates, tannins, anthraquinones, phytosterols, saponins alkaloids and trace terpenoids were present in Fuerstia africana. On the other hand, Rubia cordifolia showed the presence of tannins with traces of phytosterols, saponins and alkaloids. The study therefore concluded that Fuerstia africana has high healing potential.

Pages: 12-14  |  432 Views  424 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Barmao Abigael, Matasyo Lexa G, Tarus Paul K. Phytochemical screening of active compounds of selected medicinal plants used by Kalenjin community, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. Int. J. Chem. Res. Dev. 2019;1(1):12-14.