Extraction and elemental analysis of Coleus forskohlii extract

Kanne, H and Burte, N P and V, Prasanna and Gujjula, R (2015) Extraction and elemental analysis of Coleus forskohlii extract. Pharmacognosy Research, 7 (3). pp. 237-241. ISSN 0976-4836

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Coleus forskohlii Willd. is a popular traditional medicine used since ancient times for treatment of heart diseases, abdominal colic and respiratory disorders. Objective: The aim of this study was to characterize the root extract of the medicinal plant Coleus forskohlii. Materials and Methods: Dry roots of C. forskohlii were used to extract Forskolin using toluene as a solvent. Thus, obtained extract of C. forskohlii was standardized to 30% and used for further studies. Results: The physical properties of the extract were analyzed through scanning electron microscopy analysis, while the characterization of root extract through X-ray diffraction (XRD) and element analysis. The morphological feature of the C. forskohlii extract showed a flake like structure and the XRD showed sulfur trioxide (SO 3 ) and trimer of sulfur trioxide (S 3 O 9 ). Through element analysis, elements such as carbon, oxygen, magnesium, aluminum, silicon, phosphorous, and sulfur were identified. Carbon showed the highest weight of 75.49% in comparison to all other elements.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coleus forskohlii , element analysis, physical properties, scanning electron microscope, X-Ray diffraction
Subjects: Chemical Engineering > Biochemical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2015 10:38
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2015 10:38
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1591
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0974-8490.157966
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0976-4836/
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