World Journal of
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Abstract

EVALUATION OF PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF DIFFERENT EXTRACTS OF NIGELLA SATIVA

Dr. C. Girish and Prof. Y. Narsimha Reddy*

ABSTRACT

Nigella sativa has been used for different coditions in ayurveda and is used for several diseases. Nigella sativa traditionally known as “Black seed”, "Black caraway" etc which belongs to family Ranunculaceae. The present study comprises physico-chemical and phytochemical evaluation of different extracts of Nigella sativa by using standard methods. The physical evaluation was carried out for the determination of ash values, extractive values and moisture content. Whereas phyto chemical evaluation was carried out for the presence of carbohydrates, flavonoids, tannins, phytosterols, glycosides and phenolic compounds in different extracts of Nigella sativa. Results revealed the presence of carbohydrates, tannins, phytosterols, flavonoids, glycosides and phenolic compounds. This study will help in determining the quality and purity of a crude drug and laying down pharmacopoieal standards for Nigella sativa.

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