PHYTOCHEMICAL EVALUATION OF TINOSPORA SINENSIS LEAVES
The leaves of Tinospora sinensis leaves were collected locally, shade dried and extracted with water, ethanol, methanol, acetone, chloroform, benzene and petroleum ether by using Soxhlet apparatus. The yields of different extracts of leaves were 3.6%, 8.4%, 12.5%, 1.9%, 1.2%, 0.9% and 2.6% respectively. The preliminary phytochemical screening was carried out for the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, carbohydrate glycosides, tannins, and saponins for different extracts of Tinospora sinensis (leaves). The physiochemical evaluation was carried out for the determination of ash values, includes total ash, acid insoluble ash and water-soluble ash, and moisture content, extractive values and fluorescence analysis for leaves of Tinospora sinensis.