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Dichrostachys cinerea, physicochemical, phytochemical, TLC, bioactive,


Natural products from medicinal plants, either as pure compounds or as standardized extracts, provide unlimited opportunities for new drug because of the unmatched availability of chemical diversity. Due to an increasing demand for chemical diversity, seeking therapeutic drugs from natural products interest particularly in edible plants has grown throughout the world.

Botanicals and herbal preparations for medicinal usage contain various types of bioactive compounds. The focus of this paper is on the analytical methodologies, which include the extraction, isolation and characterization of active components in leaves of Dichrostachys cinerea. The analysis of bioactive compounds present in the plant extracts involve the application of common phytochemical screening tests, physicochemical tests, chromatographic techniques such as HPLC and TLC were discussed.

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