Evaluation of physicochemical and volatile components of leaf ethanolic extract of Averrhoa bilimbi


  • Azeem A K J J T University, Research Scholar, India
  • B M Vrushabendraswami Professor, East Point College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, India


Averrhoa bilimbi, L., of the family Oxalidaceae, is closely related to the carambola but quite different in appearance, manner of fruiting, flavor and uses. The common English names for this plant are cucumber tree and tree sorrel. This plant produces fruits which are edible. It is widely used by certain ethnic folks in the treatment of certain disorders. Chemical evaluations revealed that this plant is having a wide range of compounds which are terpenes in nature.  Here a thorough study on the various physicochemical parameters and the various volatile components present in the ethanolic extract of leaf was done with the help of GCMS. It revealed that fourteen volatile components were present in the extract and of which Octanone was found to be the main one. Other physicochemical parameters were also performed. Based on this it was found to be good in nutritive value and also it contains good amount of saponins.


Averrhoa bilimbi, Oxalidaceae, Physicochemical, GCMS


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K, A. A., and B. M. Vrushabendraswami. “Evaluation of Physicochemical and Volatile Components of Leaf Ethanolic Extract of Averrhoa Bilimbi”. Journal of Innovations in Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences, vol. 2, no. 4, Oct. 2015, pp. 646-8, https://jipbs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/106.



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