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Chemical constituants of ashvamantaka - Bauhinia tomentosa Linn.

ashvamantaka :

ashvamantaka : Bauhinia tomentosa Linn.

Phytochemistry:

Flower contains flavonoids, isoquerlitrin 6%, rutin 4.6%, and a small amount of quercetrin.
- Flower extract yielded lignins, saponins, sterols, alkaloids, and phenols. (see study below) (19
- Seed yields a fatty oil, called ebony oil, protein, pentosan, water soluble mucilage and saponins.
- Bark yields a fiber.
- Phytochemical screening of crude extract of flowers yielded carbohydrates, glycosides, alkaloids, phytosteroids, flavonoids, saponins, tannins, phenolic compounds, and fixed oils.
- Roots yielded glycosides, proteins, flavonoids, carbohydrates, tannins and phenolic compounds, and steroids.

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