The Gc Ms Analysis Of Ethyl Acetate Extract Of One Herbal Plant, ‘Spermacoce Hispida L’

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Ganesan Muruga Perumal, Prabhu K, Rao MRK, Janaki C. S., Kalaivannan J, Kavimani M


The present study deals with the GC MS analysis of one medicinal plant, Spermacoce hispida L’.This plant has wide application in ethnomedical practice. It is used to cure stomach ailments, dandruff, boils and swellings. This plant was collected from nearby hills of Chengalpattu, Tamilnadu. The ethyl acetate extract of the aerial parts of the plant was subjected to GC MS study following standard protocols. It was observed that some very important molecules such as n-Hexadecanoic acid, 2-((Octan-2-yloxy)carbonyl)benzoic acid, Squalene, .gamma.-Tocopherolm, dl-.alpha.-Tocopherol, Campesterol, Stigmasterol, .beta.-Sitosterol, E,E,Z-1,3,12-Nonadecatriene-5,14-diol. The medicinal roles of these molecules could contribute to the medicinal roles of the plant as claimed by ethno-medicinal practice.

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