Accession Number : AD0664139

Title :   BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE COMPOUNDS IN SOME FLOWERING PLANTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. for Jul 64-Aug 66,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

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

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Aqueous and 95% ethanol extracts of both temperature 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 19 families and 25 genera, were used. Pharmacological activity, mostly depressant, was recorded for 10 of the 25 plants. Tannins were present in 22 species, saponins in 13 species, flavonoids in 14 species, and alkaloids in 9 species. (Author)

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

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE