DETERMINATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF PHYTOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF MEDICAGO SATIVA L. (ALFALFA) LEAF, STEM AND ROOT EXTRACTS AGAINST VARIOUS PATHOGENS

Anila Ghani, Summan B.E. Ahmad

Abstract


The present study explores the quantitative analysis of the important phytochemicals constituents of plant Medicago Sativa L (Alfalfa) a medicinally important plant. It can be used against many pathogens such as microbes, fungus (onychomycosis, Malassezia furfur), bacteria (Cutibacterium acnes) and also various diseases like heart problems, kidney issues, cholesterol level etc. The various solvent extracts (hexane, ethyl acetate, isobutanol and water) of leaves, stem and roots of M. sativa containing alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, triterpenoids, sterols, proteins and phenols that cure the mentioned pathogens. Different Tests are performed for identification of the phytochemicals. The leaves extract having higher concentration of phyto-chemicals. The significance of this plant in conventional medicine and the importance of the allocation of these chemical constituents present in the plant are discussed with respect to the role of the plant in ethno-medicine in different countries of the world.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33866/phytopathol.031.01.0498

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