Hygeia journal for drugs and medicines


Phytochemical Studies of bioactive Compounds from Cucumis melo Linn.

2018; 9(2):1-6. 

DOI: 10.15254/H.J.D.Med.9.2018.167

R.S.Rajasree1*, P.Sibi Ittiyavirah 2, R. Sankar Iyer 3, P.S. Sayana 3 and Helen William 4

1.       College of Pharmaceutical Sciences,Govt.Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
2.       Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, RIMSRPuthupally, Kottayam, Kerala, India. 
3.        Neupal,Ernakulum, Kerala, India. 
4.       College of Pharmaceutical Sciences,Govt.Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India. 

 The present study deals with the qualitative identification of phytochemical constituents from Cucumis melo Linn fruits and seeds

Method: The methanolic extract of both fruit and seed was subjected to phytochemical screening by qualitative and HPTLC methods.

Outcome: The analysis revealed that the extract of Cucumis melo Linn is rich in phytochemical compounds like Alkaloids, Essential oils, Flavonoids, Phenolic compound, Steroids, Tannins and Triterpenes. The qualitative HPTLC analyses of the methanolic extract of the Cucumis melo fruit and seed extract showed the presence of Alkaloids, Essential oils, Flavonoids, Phenolic compound, Steroids, Tannins and Triterpenes .Further research is warranted for screening the biological activities of these extracts.

Key words:  Cucumis melo Linn, HPTLCPhytochemical compounds.


R.S Rajasree M.Pharm
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Govt.Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India.
Phone: +91 9446032015

Researcher id : Rid: B-8181-2013

Article History

Received: 11 August 2017,   
Revised: 30 August 2017

Accepted: 11 September 2017,
Available online: 4 January 2018

Article citation 

R.S.Rajasree*, P.Sibi Ittiyavirah, R. Sankar Iyer, P.S. Sayana and Helen WilliamPhytochemical Studies of bioactive Compounds from Cucumis Melo Linn. Hygeia.J.D.Med 2018; 9(2):1-6. Available from http://www.hygeiajournal.com, DOI: 10.15254/H.J.D.Med.9.2018.167

    Cucumis melo  fruit

HPTLC analysis of the methanolic extract of Cucumis melo

F-1: Alkaloids,F-2: Flavonoids, F-3 Essential oil, F-4 Phenolic compounds, F-5 Saponins, F-6 Steroids, 

F-7 Tannins, and F-8 Triterpenes.



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