GC-MS Analysis of Bioactive Components of Tubers of Ruellia tuberosa L. (Acanthaceae)

V.R. Mohan, Rajendra kumar N, Vasantha K


The present investigation was carried out to determine the possible bioactive components of tuber of Ruellia tuberosa L. (Acanthaceae) using GC-MS analysis. Twenty five compounds were identified. The prevailing compounds in the ethanol extract of tuber of R. tuberosa were Lupeol (68.14%), Stigmasterol (8.89%), á-Sitosterol (3.99%), Sucrose (2.24%), Cholest-5-ene, 3-bromo-, (3á- (2.24%), Octadecane, 2-methyl- (2.10%), Nonadecane, 2-methyl- (1.93%), Eicosane, 2-methyl- (1.79%) Heptacosane (1.43%) and Heptacosane (1.29%).


Ruellia tuberosa; Tuber; GC-MS; Bioactive compounds; Lupeol.

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