• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 10, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

Phytochemical Screening of Polipog Decoction


Objectives: This study centralizes on determining the present secondary metabolites in the decoctions of polipog which is commonly used in Borongan City for various ailments and for its medicinal value. Methods: This study used qualitative analysis under the experimental research design to elaborate the physical properties of the Ligustrum sp. decoction together with its present phytochemicals, all under laboratory conditions. Results: It was found out that in terms of its physical properties, the polipog decoction has the color of brown, has a soya curd-like odor, a pH of 5.0 which means that the substance is acidic and a polar nature because of its dissolving property to alcohol, diluted HCl and diluted NaOH. Lastly, of all the nine (9) metabolites, six (6) were found to be present in the decoction which follows namely; flavonoids, phenolic compounds, phytosterols, proteins, saponins and tannins. However, alkaloid, carbohydrates and glycosides were absent from the said decoction. This implies that polipog decoction contains numerous amounts of phytochemicals which can be used for their medicinal or pharmaceutical importance. Improvements: It is therefore recommended that an isolation and further identification study be conducted to determine the structure of the present secondary metabolites found in the polipog decoction.

Keywords: Decoction, Medicinal Value, Phytochemical Screening, Polipog, Secondary Metabolites


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