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Article – Journal of Natural Products and Resources

Journal of Natural Products and Resources, Volume 1,Issue 1,2015 Pages 23-24

Phytochemical and GC-MS Studies on Therapeutically Active Gloriosa superba Flowers
T. Anantha Kumar, M. Jeyachandran*, P. Shanmuga Velan, V. Veeraputhiran

Gloriosa superba is one of the important medicinal plants and is widely used for several ethno-medicinal purposes by tribal peoples and traditional practitioners. The present study deals with the phytochemical and GC-MS analysis of G. superba flowers. Preliminary phytochemical analyses were carried out by standard procedures. The petether, benzene, chloroform and methanol extracts of this plant contain valuable bioactive compounds. The methanol extract of G. superba flower was subjected to GC-MS analysis. The GC-MS analysis of G. superba indicated the presence of two major compounds viz., Colchicine and Liriodenine.
Keywords: G. superba Flowers; Phytochemistry; GC-MS; Colchicine; Liriodenine;