Preliminary phytochemical screening of secondary metabolites from Eucalyptus grandis’s leaves
Jagdish Suryavanshi, Shashank Bhatt
Eucalyptus grandis is one of the useful plants which is easily available and showed various pharmacological activities. These activities depend upon the presence of secondary metabolites such as alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins tannins etc. Four solvents i.e. petroleum ether, acetone, methanol, and distilled water were used for the extraction of secondary metabolites from green leaves of Eucalyptus grandis. In the solvents of acetone and methanol, alkaloid glycoside, phenol, lignin, sterols and tannins were present but saponins are present only in extraction of methanol. Glycosides and tannins are present in each extraction which were petroleum ether, acetone, methanol and distilled water.