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Preliminary qualitative phytochemical screening of Kaara Vediuppu Parpam
Phytochemicals are refer to biologically active, naturally formed chemical compounds in plant. Qualitative phytochemical analysis is an important tool to recognize the presence of bioactive constituents, It gave valuable information about the different phytoconstituents present in the extracts, which helps the future investigations regarding the selection of the particular extract for using and isolating the active principle compound. Kaara vediyuppu parpam (K.V.P) in the literature of Kannusamy Paramparai Vaiththiyam, Author Vaiththiyar Kannusamy pillai, for Neerkattu (Anuria). K.V.P is a herbo mineral drug under the classification of Paspham. Aim is to investigate the presence of phytochemicals in the drug K.V.P. The screening of alcoloids are used for the analysis of phytochemicals as described by Harborne and Onwukaemeand coworkers, 1999 were carried on alcoholic extract of drug. On alkaloid availability test, an orange red precipitate produced, that indicates presence of alkaloid. On phenol availability test, a blue or green colour was formed, that indicates presence of phenols. The Siddha herbo mineral formulation K.V.P shows the presence of phytochemicals. Alkaloids possess antispasmodic, analgesic, bactericidal effects. Alkaloids are the active principles producing many essential effects in protecting the body. They possess rich Anti-Oxidant property and protect body from oxidative stress. Phenol groups are the essential part of many anti-oxidant compounds.
Kaara Vediuppu Parpam , Phytochemical , Alkaloids, Phenols,