Diospyros species are valuable traditional medicines of Chinese herbal medicine, Tibetan medicine, and Ayurvedic medicine. Extractive values and qualitative identification of phytochemicals constituents of 29 Diospyros species was carried out. The methanolic fruit extract yielded maximum percentage of Diospyros malabarica (5.61%), and minimum percentage of Diospyros foliosa (1.25%). Fruits of Diospyros species showed the presence of bioactive constituents of alkaloids (82%), flavonoids (68.97%), tannin (55.17%), terpenoids (100%), and essential oils (100%) were detected in 29 Diospyros species.
Maridass, Muthiah; Ghanthikumar, S.; and Raju, G.
"Preliminary Phytochemical Analysis of Diospyros Species,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 118.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/118