Phytocomponents identified on the various extracts of stem of Hugonia mystax L. (Linaceae)

A. Vimalavady and K. Kadavul


Hugonia mystax L. is woody evergreen liana distributed throught India, in dry forest area. It is locally knows as Modirakanni (Tamil). Ethnobotanically, the stem bark is used for stomach pain, vomiting and indigestion. Powdered materials were subjected to successive extraction with petroleum ether, chloroform and ethanol by soxhlet method to determine the successive extractive values and GC-MS analysis to investigate the chemical components present in it. Totally 62 chemical compounds were identified of which 18 compounds were identified from petroleum ether extract, 29 compounds from chloroform extracts and 21 compounds from ethanol extract of which di-n-octyl phthalate (24.32%), 2-methyl-7-nonadecene (20.83%), α-D-Glucopyranoside, methyl (21.10%) were major constituent with the biological activities like antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant activity present in the stem extracts.

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