Author(s): Varsha Singh, Aleza Rizvi, Udaivir Singh Sara


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00790   

Address: Varsha Singh1, Aleza Rizvi2, Udaivir Singh Sara1*
1Department of Pharmaceutics, Hygia Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ghaila Road, Balrampur, Lucknow.
2Department of Pharmacognosy, Hygia Institute of Pharmacy, Ghaila Road, Balrampur, Lucknow.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 14,      Issue - 9,     Year - 2021

The present work focus to evaluate the physicochemical and preliminary phytochemical studies on the seeds of family Caricaceae. The plants resources which are used in pharmaceutical formulation standardization was carried out on the basis of organoleptic properties, physical characteristics, and physico-chemical properties. Different Physicochemical parameters ash values, extractive values, loss on drying, foreign matter, fluorescence analysis, and pH were evaluated. Macroscopical characteristics and Physicochemical parameters like total ash, acid insoluble ash and water soluble ash were found to be 83.7%, 71.7% and 61.5% w/w respectively. Hexane, ethyl acetate, ethanol and water soluble extractive values (hot)were 7.6%, 11.6%, 27.4%, 37.5%w/w respectively. The pH of 1% and 10% aqueous solution was found to be 3.57 and 3.78 respectively. Preliminary phytochemical screening showed the presence of Tannins, Proteins and amino acids, Glycosides, Phenolic compounds, Carbohydrates, Saponins, Alkaloids and Flavonoids. Thin layer chromatographic studies also had been done on ethanolic and hexane extracts. HPTLC fingerprinting is a valuable method for the quantitative determination of phytochemicals present in plant extract. These studies aim to investigating referential information for correct identification and standardization of this plant secondary metabolites.

Cite this article:
Varsha Singh, Aleza Rizvi, Udaivir Singh Sara. Standardization and Phytochemical screening of Carica papaya seeds. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(9):4540-6. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00790

Varsha Singh, Aleza Rizvi, Udaivir Singh Sara. Standardization and Phytochemical screening of Carica papaya seeds. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(9):4540-6. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00790   Available on:

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