Author(s): Anitha Magesh1 and Lakshmi T.2

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Address: 1Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai. 2Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai.

Published In:   Volume - 5,      Issue - 10,     Year - 2012

Acacia catechu willd is an indigenous herb which possesses high medicinal value. The herb is used to treat number of ailments like haemmorage, sore throat, diarrhoea, bleeding of gums, fever, cough and cold etc. the heartwood extract of Acacia catechu exhibits various pharmacological actions. The aim of the study is to investigate the presence of phytochemical constituents present in aqueous, ethanolic and acetone extracts of Acacia catechu heartwood extract by standard method. The result of the study indicates the presence of tannins, phenols, flavonoids, saponins, glycosides and carbohydrates.

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