HomeUNP Research Journalvol. 18 no. 1 (2009)

Phytochemical Analysis of Bangbangsit a Bilidan (Labiatae sp)

Cirilo M. Caban | Jose C. Unciano | Irene Melanie V. Gerona | Jasonjohn Talania

Discipline: Science, Medicine, Agriculture



Bangbangsit a bilidan (Labiatae sp) is a shrub found in selective areas of the Philippines where water is abundant. This plant is being utilized for medicinal purposes.


Fresh leaves and stems of Bangbangsit a bilidan were collected from Manabo, Abra and subjected to phytochemical analysis. The experimental research design 75% actual laboratory set up, was utilized in the study. The samples collected were air dried, finely cut and were soaked in ethanol for 48 hours. The juice was extracted using ethanol as solvent. The combined filtrates were concentrated in water bath at 500 C to obtain semi-solid extract.


Analysis revealed that bangbangsit a bilidan contains alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, leucoanthocyanins. However, it has a weak indication of saponins.