Jamonline / 2(2); 2012 / 149–154 Research Article

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Journal of Atoms and Molecules
An International Online Journal
ISSN – 2277 – 1247

PHYTO CHEMICAL SCREENING AND ISOLATION OF COUMARIN COMPOUNDS FROM MEDICINAL PLANT VACHA BARK Raju EVN*1, Chinnari Harika2, Sandhya Neelima Koltikala3, Sirisha M1, Sandeep Kumar K1, Veera Reddy G1, Kavitha Madhuri M1, Sai Phani KASVR4
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MITS College of Pharmacy, Kodad, Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Achrya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, A.P. 3 RV Labs, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. 4 DNR College of Engineering and Technology, Bhimavaram, West Godavari District, A.P Revised on: 20-03-2012 Accepted on: 29–03–2012

Received on: 02-03-2012 Abstract:

Vacha plant is medicinally useful plant. In order our phytochemical screening we identified a coumarins in Vacha plant. We are extracted and isolated coumarin and identified a compound in the Vacha bark. Key Words: Vacha Plant, Bark, Coumarin, IR and NMR Spectra. Introduction: VACHA is one of the most renowned herbs used for mental disorders and diseases of the nervous system. In Sanskrit Vacha literally * Corresponding author Raju EVN, Email: evnrazbiotech@gmail.com means speaking. It is a strongly aromatic, semi-aquatic perennial herb with a ginger-like stem which spreads into the ground. This rhizome part of the plant is of medicinal use. Vacha is one of the rare medicines which find mention in the Vedas. Later day acharyas worked to find more of its benefits not only to the brain and the nervous system but also to other parts of the body. It has been described as bitter and pungent in taste and hot, sharp, dry and light in effect. Dry rhizomes of vacha All rights reserved© 2011 www.jamonline.in 149

Jamonline / 2(2); 2012 / 149–154 contain yellow aromatic oil which is volatile. It also has a bitter substance known as acorin. In the ayurvedic system Vacha is used as a tonic and an anti-stammering drug.

EVN Raju et al treatment of blemishes and pimples. In many Indian homes, customarily, Vacha is

administered with honey in a minute quantity to infants on the 11th and 21st days of birth. It is believed that this practice helps the child to be mentally active and vocal. Classic ayurvedic formulations like

Experimental studies have shown that it is a potent psycho-pharmacological agent having a positive effect on the memory and the learning process. Many ancient texts have described Vacha as an anti epileptic and antihysteric herb. It is also known to possess carminative, digestive, diuretic and mildly sedative properties. Though as a psychotropic medicine Vacha is beneficial in cases of anxiety and depression, it is best used as a nervine tonic. Ayurvedic texts suggest that it is the premium herb to be used in cases of mental retardation, stupor, syncope and epilepsy. It is helpful in many other problems like anorexia, chronic gas trouble, and hypertension, sluggishness of the liver— and also in skin diseases. As a household remedy some of the common uses of Vacha are as under: Combine in equal amounts the powders of Vacha, shankhpushpi and brahmi. Half a teaspoonful of this powder mixed with one teaspoonful of honey, if taken daily, is a good adjunct in the cases of epilepsy and mental retardation. Taking with warm water, half a pinch of the vacha powder works well in the loss of appetite, flatulence, distaste, dull abdominal pain and worms. It is a herb of choice to be used in the case of loud eructations. The powder of Vacha and white sandal makes a very effective face-pack in the

sarswatarishta and sarswata churna contain vacha as the chief ingredient and are used for the promotion of memory and also in the treatment of many psychiatric problems. As a single drug, the dose of Vacha powder is 125 mg to 500 mg. Its overdose can induce vomiting and such a situation can be managed by giving the powder of saunf with lime water. Different varieties of Vacha are available in the market, but the best of them is known as ghorha bach. Materials and Methods The plant Vacha is collected from Ayurvedha hospital in kerala. The plant bark was dried under sun shade and powdered, extracted in different solvents by soxlate extraction

procedure. Initially we used Non polar solvent for removing of unsaturated fat, starch and extra non-useful chemical constitutions. Later we kept soxalate extraction in polar solvent. Methanol Coumarins evaporated are with roto with vapor. standard


protocol2. Compound is in pale yellow color. The obtained extraction is recrystalised in Methanol. The compound was sent to IICT Hyderabad for spectral data.

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Jamonline / 2(2); 2012 / 149–154 Results and Discussions Spectral data: IR Spectra:

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Figure 1 PNMR Spectra:

Figure 2

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Shift 6.98 6.44 5.0 1.71 8.0 5.05 7.01 6.72 6.72 7.01 1.58 3.73 5.90 8.37

Base+Inc. 7.26 7.26 5.0 0.86 8.0 1.5 7.26 7.26 7.26 7.26 0.86 0.86 5.25 5.25

Comment 1-benzene 1-benzene Aromatic C-OH Methyl Sec. amide Methine 1-benzene 1-benzene 1-benzene 1-benzene Methyl Methyl 1-ethylene 1-ethylene

Table 1 Spectral data of PNMR CNMR Spectrum:

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Shift 160.9 112.5 152.8 113.6 127.4 112.5 157.9 118.2 146.9

Base+Inc. 166 123.3 123.3 128.5 128.5 128.5 128.5 128.5 128.5

Comment 1-carboxyl 1-ethylene 1-ethylene 1-benzene 1-benzene 1-benzene 1-benzene 1-benzene 1-benzene

Table 2 Spectral data of CNMR

Mass Spectra:

From above spectral data the final structure was constructed.

Figure 5 Structure of Coumarin Figure 4

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