International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2018)

Chemical composition of the essential oil of Euphorbia pilosa from Munsiari, Pithoragarh, India


Chandan Ram, Pushpa Joshi, Kundan Prasad

Introduction:Euphorbia pilosa is much branch, milky latex bearing tall herb commonly used to treat bronchitis, Purgative, emetic, fistulous sores and asthma-related problems. The plants were collected in the month of September 2015 from Kalamuni (Munsiari) near Pithoragarh, location of Kumaon Himalayas. Methods:The plant Euphorbia pilosa including leaves, stem, and flowers were extracted by hydro distillation method for 6 hours using Clevenger apparatus. The hydro-distilled essential oil of Euphorbia pilosa has been examined by means of gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Results: Phytochemical investigation of whole plants of Euphorbia pilosa led to the isolation and identification of essential oil. Separation was achieved by Elite-5MS fused capillary column. The mass spectra were compared with the spectra of known components stored in the NIST and WILEY databases for compound identification. Forty-six chemical constituents were identified. The major constituents were Phytol (5.75%), n-Pentadecanal (5.12%), n-Pentadecane (4.02 %), δ-Terpineol (3.31) and Tricos-(9Z)-ene (3.24%). Conclusion: The results data obtained in the present study suggest that essential oil possesses strong medicinal activities can be utilized for treatment of diseases.
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Chandan Ram, Pushpa Joshi, Kundan Prasad. Chemical composition of the essential oil of Euphorbia pilosa from Munsiari, Pithoragarh, India. International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2018, Pages 01-04
International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences