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Abstract

PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND PHARMACOLOGICAL STUDIES OF CYDONIA VULGARIS PERS

Mazhar Hussain, Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir* and Sumera Mehfooz

ABSTRACT

The Cydonia vulgaris is commonly known as Quince. It is used in Unani System of Medicine since ancient times. It has a wide range of Therapeutic uses like Asthma, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Diabetes, pharyngeal demulcent, emulsifying agent in the preparation of hair-fixing lotions. Methods: Preliminary Phytochemical studies were carried out on extracted samples. The extracts were subjected to various qualitative phytochemical tests such as alkaloids, glycoside, carbohydrates, phenolic compound, tannins, phytosterols, fixed oils, flavonoids, proteins, amino acids and presence and absence of mucilage was done by ruthenium red test. Pharmacological studies of Cydonia vulgaris have also been thoroughly analyzed. Results: In the current study the preliminary phytochemical analysis of hydroalcoholic extract of Cydonia vulgaris has been done which showed presence of carbohydrate, glycosides, flavonoids, fixed oils, Diterpenes. Conclusion: The present study has provided evidence based scientifically validated data for standardization of Cydonia vulgaris and will serve as a useful tool to minimize adulteration and substitution of Cydonia vulgaris.

Keywords: Cydonia vulgaris, phytochemical analysis, Scientific Studies.


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