Preliminary Phytochemical Screening and GC-MS Analysis of Ethanol Extract of Bulbs of Eleutherine sp.

Aditya Fridayanti, Djoko A. Purwanto, Esti Hendradi

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The Dayak community is known to use Eleutherine palmifolia as a wound and ulcer treatment. However, according to published research, other species of Eleutherine possess wound healing properties. In addition, the active compound components of species Eleutherine induce antibacterial and antioxidant bioactivity which can aid the healing process. As a result, the aim of this research is to identify active components in an ethanol extract of Eleutherine sp bulb obtained through maceration with 70% ethanol as the solvent. Chemical compounds were analyzed using GC-MS, while the mass spectra of compounds found in extracts was compared to those contained in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) library. Preliminary phytochemical screening revealed the presence of bioactive compounds such as triterpenoids, steroids, and tannins. The mass spectral measurements revealed 13 peaks, indicating the existence of that number of active phytochemical components including 1H-Indene, 2-butyl-5-hexyloctahydro; Benzene, 1,2,3-trimethyl; and Phenol, 2,5-bis (1,1-dimethyl ethyl). It is intended that the findings of this study will provide more information about the active compound components of Eleutherine sp. which promote biological activity that aids wound healing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-364
Number of pages4
JournalTropical Journal of Natural Product Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022


  • Eleutherine sp
  • Ethanol extract
  • GC-MS analysis
  • Phytochemical screening


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