Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3834

Full Length Research Paper

Preliminary phytochemical screening and ethnomedicinal uses of Teucrium stocksianum from Malakand Division

Gul Rahim1, Rahmatullah Qureshi1*, Muhammad Gulfraz1, M. Arshad1 and Sahib Rahim2
1Department of Botany, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Murree Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. 2Department of environmental Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 November 2011
  •  Published: 09 February 2012

Abstract

The extracts of Teucrium stocksianum were screened for secondary metabolites by using methanol, chloroform and n-hexane solvents. The methanolic extracts gave positive results for alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, steroid, reducing sugar, terpenoid, anthraquinone, phlobatannin and glycoside. In the case of chloroform, alkaloids, tannins, reducing sugar, saponins, flavonoids, terpenoid were present and anthraquinone, glycoside, phlobatannin, steroid were found to be absent, while n- hexane extracts contained tannins, reducing sugar, flavonoids and failed to detect alkaloids, anthraquinone, glycoside, phlobatannin and terpenoid. This paper highlights the significance of plant in traditional medicine and distribution of various chemical constituents with respect to Malakand Division, Pakistan.

 

Key words: Teucrium stocksianum, secondary metabolites, traditional medicine, phytochemical constituents.