The present study is design to evaluate
preliminary phytochemical constituents, physiochemical
properties evaluation, TLC & HPTLC fingerprinting
analysis of Morus alba Linn (White mulberry) Leaves
Total phenol content, total flavonoid content, Total
tannin content, TLC, HPTLC fingerprinting analysis for
compounds responsible for antioxidant activity.
Phytochemical screening shows the presence of
constituents like alkaloids, glycosides, carbohydrates &
phytosterols, saponin, phenolic compounds, tannins,
proteins, amino acids, gums and mucilage.
Physicochemical studies shows that the powder was
contain a moisture content 12.5% and ash value 7.5%.
Total phenol content was 3.44 mg gallic acid
equivalent/g, total flavonoid content was 5.00 mg rutin
equivalent/g and total tannin content was 3.00 mg tannic
acid equivalent/g. HPTLC fingerprinting also proofs the
presence of phenol & flavonoid compounds in the leaf
The results in the paper shows that the Morus alba
Linn (White mulberry) leaf powder extract is an natural
antioxidant and can be used for treatment of various