Abstract

Sequential Extraction of Micronutrient in O. Gratissimum

Author(s): Jaya Jain

The ancient Ayurvedic scriptures have mentioned the medicinal plant in the management of several diseases. O. gratissimum is a sacred plant of the Hindus and is worshipped at homes and temples. Medicinal properties have been attributed to this plant in several ayurveda literature. The plant extract was analyzed for certain trace metals viz. copper, zinc, manganese and iron. Concentrations of these metals in plant extract were found to be zinc (55 μg/g), iron (59 μg/g), copper (29 μg/g) and manganese (9 ug/g). These trace metals impart therapeutic values to this herb specified in Indian Ayurvedic medicinal system.


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