Phytochemical & TLC Profile of Lawsonia Inermis (Heena)

Phytochemical & TLC Profile of Lawsonia Inermis (Heena)

Singh M, Kaur M, Dangi CBS, Singh H


Lawsonia inermis (Heena) belongs to family (Lythraceae), is used as herbal medicine and dyeing agent since ancient times. It is cultivated as hedge plant and on large scale to obtain leaves to dye hands and hairs. The 80% ethanolic extract of L. inermis leaves is prepared and investigated for the presence of different phytoconstituents with the help of phytochemical analysis and TLC. The phytochemical analysis shows the presence of alkaloids, glycosides, hydrolysable tannins, flavanoids, steroids, proteins, carbohydrates and saponins. The TLC profile represents different retention factor value (Rf).


Lawsonia inermis, Phytochemical, Retention factor, Thin layer chromatography

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Singh, M., Kaur, M., Dangi, C. B. S., & Singh, H. (2014). Phytochemical & TLC Profile of Lawsonia Inermis (Heena). International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 624-634.

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