Abstract 06 V2 I3

The study aimed at identification and quantification of phytoconstituents present in the biologically active roots of Pavetta tomentosa, leaves of Commiphora caudata and rhizomes of Maranta arundinacea. A reversed-phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) method with a single solvent system has been used for quantification of different steroids and triterpenoids. The established HPLC method can be successfully used for efficient quantitative analysis of betulin in P. tomentosa roots, β-sitosterol in rhizomes of M. arundinacea and E-guggulsterone in leaves of C. caudata.

Keywords: Betulin, β-sitosterol, E-guggulsterone, Pavetta tomentosa, Maranta arundinacea, Commiphora caudata, HPLC