Phytochemical Screening of Sorghum (Sorghum Sp) with Thin Layer Chromatography Method

  • Endang Noerhartati Universitas Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya
  • Muhammad Farid Rizal Universitas Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya
  • Elika Joeniarti Universitas Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya
Keywords: Sorghum, Phytochemical Screening, Thin layer chromatography, Pharmaceutical Products


Sorghum is a food plant rich in benefits and has the advantage of being free gluten; it contains antioxidants and has a low glycemic index. The purpose of this research is to determine the content of compounds in sorghum. In the research, the variety of KD 4 sorghum has been used, which was macerated by absolute methanol. Results screening using thin-layer chromatography showed that methanol extract of sorghum contained flavonoid, phenol, triterpenoid, tannin, and saponin compounds, and finally, these compounds will be useful for pharmaceutical products.


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