Author(s): Anita Shakya
Calotropis gigantea (C.gigntea) are widely used traditional medicinal plants to treat various aliments. It is an erect, perennial shrub luxuriantly thriving in wasteland. Plants are the richest sources of bioactive organic chemicals on earth. They are the store house of secondary metabolites such as alkaloids, terpenoids, steroids and flavonoids etc. Establishment of standards of the plant parts will assist in standardization for quality, purity and sample identification. In present study we carried out the determination of physical constant, preliminary phytochemical screening and TLC profiling of flower plant extracts of C.gigntea. This study could be useful to set some diagnostic indices for preparation of monograph, standardization as well as for confirming identify of plant.