Phytochemical investigation of aristolochia albida duch.
Dept. of Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria
M K Choudhury Dept. of Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria
The petroleum ether extract of the root of Aristolochia Albida (Family Aristolochiaceae) on column chromatography and subsequent elution with petroleum ether and benzene (1:4) yielded a semipure fraction which gave a melting point of 134 degree. By repeated preparative TLC impregnated with 12.5 percent AgNO3,the fraction was found to be a mixture of Beta-sitosterol campesterol and stigmasterol. This was confirmed by GC:MS.