Estimation of Rutin and Quercetin in Amaranthus viridis L by High Performance Layer Chromatography (HPLC)
Flavonoids are a group of polyphenolic compounds, which are widely distributed through out the plant kingdom. Flavonoids like Rutin and quercetin possess many biochemical effects like inhibition of enzymes, regulatory role on different hormones and pharmacological activities like antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anticancer, antihepatotoxic, protection of cardio vascular system. An HPLC method was developed for the estimation of rutin and quercetin from methanol herbal extract of Amaranthus viridis. Amaranthus viridis is traditionally used for treatment of constipation, inflammation, eczema, bronchitis, anemia, and leprosy.