2017, VOLUME 4 ISSUE 1Pages: 134-144
Comparative study of qualitative phytochemical and quantitative GC-MS analysis of Olea dioica Roxb. from different forest types of Western Ghats, Karnataka, India
Ashwathanarayana R.* and Raja Naika
*Department of PG Studies and Research in Applied Botany, Jnanasahyadri, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta-577451, Shimogga, Karnataka, India
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Olea dioica is a medicinal angiospemic tree of Western Ghats India. Roots of the plant used for cancer and snake bite treatment in siddha and bark, fruit paste is used in the treatment of rheumatism; decoction of the bark is used to wash old wounds and given in fever. Plant material was collected from different forest types of Western Ghats, Karnataka were air dried subjected for soxhlet extraction and these extracts were subjected for preliminary phytochemical and GC-MS analysis using standard procedures. The results obtained was compared with the different forest types of Western Ghats revealed that the Sagara forest area showed higher yield of crude extract, with higher secondary metabolites compared to the Chakra and Kigga forest area. which may be due to the influence of climatic factors like stress, temperature, rainfall, humidity, wind speed, light intensity, the supply of water, minerals, and CO2 etc.