Jainendra Kumara, Kumari Nishaa, Manindra Kumarb & Rimjhim Sheelc
*aP.G Centre of Botany and Biotechnology (Modern Biology), College of Commerce, Patna, Bihar, India
bInstitute of Modern Biology and Applied Sciences, Danapur Cantt., Patna, Bihar, India
cDepartment of Botany, Ganga Devi Mahila College, Patna, Bihar, India
Received 20th June, 2012; Revised 05th August, 2012
Abstract : Triterpene ester glycosides, asiaticoside and madecassoside were isolated from ten samples of the medicinal plant Centella asiatica (Linn.) Urban collected from ten different localities of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh states of India. Amount of these compounds apparently varies among the ecotypes. This communication reports the protocol for isolation of these compounds.
Key words: Centella asiatica, Asiaticoside, Madecassoside, Terpenoids.