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Supriya Agnihotria *, Sharad Wakodeb and Mohd Alic

a Department of Pharmacognosy, Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Chandigarh College of Pharmacy, Landran, Punjab - 140 307, India

b Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research - DPSRU, New Delhi - 110 062, India

c Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, College of Pharmacy, Hamdard University, New Delhi - 110 062, Delhi, India

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Adhatoda vasica is a medicinal plant in use since ancient times. It is a recommended bronchodilator and thus useful in the treatment of asthma. In the present research work, GC/MS analysis of volatile oil isolated from leaves and flowers of A. vasica was carried out. It was found that the volatile oil of leaves was found to be rich in α – salinene (38.66 %) and δ – cadinene (6.90 %), besides, anti-inflammatory principle like stigmasterol (9.54 %) and the glycoside lanost-24-enol-β-D-arabinoside (12.33 %). The essential oil of flowers was found to contain glycosides stearyl glucosyl-2-propanoate (7.79 %), stearyl glucosyl isopropanoate (28.19 %), stearyl galactosyl propanoate (5.19 %) and stearyl galactosyl isopropanoate (5.76 %).

Year 2022 | Volume No. 59 | Issue No.3 | Page No. 67-68
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