Research Articles

2018  |  Vol: 4(6)  |  Issue: 6 (November-December)  |  https://doi.org/10.31024/ajpp.2018.4.6.13
Use of ethanolic extract of Lantana camara L. flowers as pH indicator

Minakshi Patmas, Dhanashri Shete*, Shriniwas Patil, Subhash Kumbhar

SCES’s Indira College of Pharmacy, Tathawade- 411 033, Pune, India

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Ms. Dhanashri Shete

SCES’s Indira College of Pharmacy, Tathawade- 411 033, Pune, India

Abstract

Objective: Lantana camara L. is omnipresent notorious weed. Present study was aimed towards evaluation of ethanolic extract of its petals as pH indicator. Material and methods: Powder of dried flower petals of L. camara L. was extracted with 0.5% HCl in ethanol. Ethanolic extract was then studied preliminary for phytochemicals present and added in aqueous solutions of different pH to observe change in colour. Results and conclusion: On phytochemical screening, pH sensitive anthocyanins were found to be present. It can be concluded that ethanolic extract of Lantana camara L. flowers can be usedas pH indicator.

Keywords: Lantana camara L. Anthocyanins, Ethanolic extract, pH indicator

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