Hplc Estimation Of Phytoconstituents Of Ethyl Acetate Root Extract Of Centaurea Behen L.
There is at present growing interest, both in the industry and in the scientific research, for aromatic and medicinal plants because of their antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anticancer and antioxidant properties etc. These properties are due to many active phytochemicals including flavanoids, terpenoids, carotenoids, coumarins, curcumines etc. These bioactive principles have also been confirmed using modern analytical techniques. Centaurea behen (C. Behen) is commonly called as White Behen, Safaid Behmen, Behman abyaz and White Rhapontic belongs to the family Asteraceae/Compositae. It occurs in India, Pakistan, Israel, Europe, North Africa and China. The aim of the present study was to examine C. Behen seeds for phytochemical profile and quercetin was detected in ethyl acetate root extract by using RP-HPLC analysis. For future studies, phytochemcials responsible for various activities can be isolated and modified for pharmacological purpose.