PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING OF POGOSTEMON BENGHALENSIS (N.BURMAN) KUNTZ
Pogostemon benghalensis (N. Burman) Kuntz belongs to family Lamiaceae. It is worldwide in distribution. Itis perennial, aromatic, pubescent, undershrub; most common in Melghat at higher elevations forming large patches in shaded valleys and along the river banks. The oil is used as a stimulant and styptic. Since the ancient time plant is being used as medicines, agrochemicals and pharmaceutical by large number of tribal and rural people. The study of primary phytochemical analysis of aqueous, methanolic and acetone extract of this plant showed the presence of various secondary metabolites like Alkaloids, Tannins, Carbohydrates, Sterol, Terpenoids, Quinon and Flavonoids.