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Phytochemistry of Some Plant Species of the Family Bignoniaceae – A Review

Chitra Sharma* & Neeraja Ojha
*Research Scholar
Associate Professor& Head of Botany Dept., Gossner College, Ranchi
Received , 25th June, 2016; Revised: 12th August, 2016

Abstract : The family Bignoniaceae is the huge reservoir of variety of secondary metabolites like saponins, tannins, flavonoids, alkaloids, reducing sugars, glycosides, carbohydrates, kaempferol, iridoids, terpenes, steroids, coumarins, etc. Phytochemistry is the branch of science that deals with the study of phytochemicals. Phytochemicals as the term implies are chemical compounds that are derived from plants. The crude extracts of all the species of family Bignoniaceae were reported as antibacterial activity, anti- inflammatory activity, anti-rheumatic activity, anti – cancer activity, antitumoral activities, etc.

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