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Title: Comparative study of leaves of Ficus pomifera Wall., Ficus hispida Linn. and Ficus religiosa Linn. for the biochemical contents, minerals and trace elements
Authors: Wangkheirakpam, Sujata D
Laitonjam, Warjeet S
Keywords: Atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS);Atomic emission spectrophotometry (AES);Biochemicals;Ficus spp., Ficus hispida;Ficus pomifera;Ficus religiosa;Moraceae;Trace elements;UV-Visible spectrophotometry
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. cl. (2011.01)-A61K 36/60, A61K 127/00, A61P 3/10, A61P 39/06
Abstract: Three species of the genus Ficus Linn., viz. F. pomifera Wall., F. hispida Linn. and F. religiosa Linn. (Family-Moraceae) were studied for their trace elements, minerals, nutritive and antinutritionals contents which are in turn related to their medicinal properties. These plants have potential medicinal values, for example for their antidiabetic and antioxidant properties. The properties were studied in this research work by estimating the orthohydric phenols, tannic acid, ash content and trace elements. The leaves of these plants were subjected to various sample preparations for estimation of specific compounds and trace elements. In this work, comparative studies of the nutritive values and the trace elements present in the leaves of F. pomifera, F. hispida and F. religiosa plants have been studied. The disease resistivity properties could be determined from the tannic acid contents which were in appreciable amount. The leaves of these plants have high antioxidant activities from their total phenolic contents which were proved in case of many plants in the genus Ficus e.g. in F. pomifera. The minerals, calcium and potassium were found in high quantity. The quantities of trace elements were under the international permissible elements.
Page(s): 184-188
ISSN: 0976-0512 (Online); 0976-0504 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.3(2) [June 2012]

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