Accession Number : AD0652880

Title :   A SURVEY OF SOME DICOTYLEDONOUS PLANTS; BIOASSAY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : Worthley,Elmer G. ; Schott,C. Donald

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : In this study, aqueous and 95% ethanol extracts of both temperate and tropical flora were administered to mice to determine any possible pharmacological action and were analyzed chemically for the presence or absence of alkaloids, saponins, tannins, and flavonoids. Twenty-five species of plants, representing 17 families and 25 genera, were used. Pharmacological activity, mostly depressant, was recorded for 14 of the 25 plants. Tannins were present in 18 species, saponins in 17 species, flavonoids in 15 species, and alkaloids in 7 species. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLANT TISSUE, *PHARMACOLOGY), TOXICITY, BIOASSAY, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, TISSUE EXTRACTS, ALKALOIDS, GLYCOSIDES, ANTHOXANTHIN PIGMENTS, PLANTS(BOTANY)

Subject Categories : Biology
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE