BIOTA Philippines Conference System, 52nd BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

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PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF Alocasia macrorrhizos (PURPLE) AND Cyrtosperma merkussi (Hassk) Schott. (GREEN)
Judy Ann Nonesa Cadali

Last modified: 2017-03-13

Abstract


Alocasia macrorrhiza (l.) G.don syn. Alocasia macrorrhizos (purple) and Cyrtosperma merkussi (Hassk) Schott. (green) are important medicinal plants found in tropical areas, along the roads and wet lands. These are widely used for food and medicinal purposes. This study both aimed to describe Alocasia macrorrhizos (purple) and Cyrtosperma merkussi (Hassk) Schott. (green) and to determine the phytochemical compounds present in Alocasia macrorrhizos purple and Cyrtosperma merkussi (Hassk) Schott. (green). The study used descriptive design to determine the present compounds through phytochemical analysis of the distinct parts of both Alocasia macrorrhizos (Purple) and Cyrtosperma merkussi (Hassk) Schott. (Green). Standard method for phytochemical analysis was used which includes test for alkaloids, flavonoids, saponin and tannin. The leaves, corm and stalk of Alocasia macrorrhizos purple and Cyrtosperma merkussi (Hassk) Schott. (green) plants are positive of saponin, flavonoid and tannin. The leaves of Cyrtosperma merkussi (Hassk) Schott. (green) is positive in alkaloid but the corm and stalk is negative. Whereas, Alocasia macrorrhizos (purple) is negative of alkaloid in all aspect.

It can be concluded that these plants were composed of significant secondary metabolites which are essential for human health, growth and development. Thus, these plants are of medicinal value and could be used for future pharmacological studies.


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