Sudha R.,1 Mahesh H M.,1 Sandhya Rani D.,2 and BasavarajG L.3*

1. Bharathi College: Post Graduate and Research Centre, Bharathinagara, Mandya , Karnataka, India-571422

2. Maharani’s Science College for Women, Mysore, Karnataka, India -570005

3. Government College for Women (Autonomous), Mandya, Karnataka, India-571401

* Corresponding author

Abstract: The plant selected for the present study Torenia thouarsii (Cham. & Schltdl.) Kuntze belongs to the family Linderniaceae. The present study aimed to investigate the presence of phytochemicals in the selected plant. The solvents used were water, methanol, petroleum ether and chloroform. Alkaloid contents of the extracts of the plant were determined by Mayer’s reagent method whereas flavonoid contents of the extracts were determined by Salakar’s method. Proteins, carbohydrates, phenols, tannins, flavonoids, quinones, fats and oils, resins, mucilage and gums were detected in the plant tested. Our findings provided evidence that crude aqueous and organic solvent extracts of the Torenia thouarsii (Cham. & Schltdl.) Kuntze contains medicinally important bioactive compounds and it justifies their use in traditional medicines for the treatment of different diseases.

Keywords Torenia thouarsii, Phytochemicals, Alkaloid, Phenolics, Flavanoid, Quinones, Solvents