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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 542385, 9 pages
Research Article

Evaluation of Anticonvulsant, Sedative, Anxiolytic, and Phytochemical Profile of the Methanol Extract from the Aerial Parts of Swertia corymbosa (Griseb.) Wight ex C.B. Clarke

1Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu 641046, India
2Department of Pharmacology, Nandha College of Pharmacy and Research Institute, Erode 638052, India

Received 12 February 2014; Revised 4 March 2014; Accepted 4 March 2014; Published 27 April 2014

Academic Editor: Oreste Gualillo

Copyright © 2014 G. Mahendran et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The phytochemicals present in most Swertia species have been found to be iridoids, xanthones, mangiferin and C-glucoflavones. Xanthones are the major class of compounds among the chemical constituents of this genus. Xanthones are yellow pigments characteristic of some higher plant families, including Gentianaceae and Guttiferae. The iridoids (mainly secoiridoid glucosides) appear to be present in all species investigated with a predominance of swertiamarin, sweroside and gentiopicroside. The distribution of iridoids has been shown to have considerable value as a systematic character since they occur almost exclusively in Swertia species.

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