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Diospyros montana (Roxb.) is one of the medicinally important plant belonging to the family Ebenaceae. It has been used by the ayurvedic practitioner in India to treat various ailments such as fever, dysuria and spermaturia. In the present study an attempt was made to investigate the phytochemical constituents present in the Diospyros montana (Roxb.) root. The preliminary phytochemical screening in different solvents extract was done by using standard methods. GC-MS analysis was performed on the methanolic root extract of Diospyros montana (Roxb.) to find out the chemical constituents. The phytochemical screening revealed the presence of carbohydrates, protein and amino acids, fixed oils and fats, saponins, sterols, alkaloids, phenols, tannins, flavonoids, anthocyanin and anthraquinones in different solvent extracts. The GC-MS study revealed the presence of about 100 bioactive compounds. The major chemical constituents are 9-Octadecenamide, (Z)- (7.88%), ç-Sitosterol (5.57%), 9-Octadecenoic acid (Z)-, 2-hydroxy-1-(hydroxymethyl) ethyl ester (5.42%), Dibutyl phthalate (4.81%),Ar-tumerone (3.52%), Cyclopentasiloxane, decamethyl- (3.28%), 6-Octadecenoic acid, methyl ester, (Z)- (3.08%), Stigmasterol (2.80%), Heptad cane, 9-hexyl- (2.27%) and Cyclohexasiloxane, dodecamethyl- (2.25%).


Phytochemical GC-MS Methanol extract Diospyros montana (Roxb.)

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Bodele S.K, & N.H.Shahare. (2021). Phytochemical Screening and GC-MS Analysis of Diospyros montana (Roxb.) root. International Journal of Research in Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics, 7(2), 100-107. Retrieved from


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