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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2003 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 370-375
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2003.370.375
 
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Physiochemical Composition of Wild Medicinal Plant Berberis lycium

Hamidullah Shah, Anwar Ali Shad, Sajida Perveen, Somia Khattak and Khanzadi Fatima Khattak

Abstract:
The present research work was carried out to study the chemical and mineral constituents of possible pharmacological interest of the wild medicinal plant Berberis lycium. Mean values of the data revealed that leaves have maximum moisture content (59.84±0.19%) followed by shoot and root (44.75±0.25%, 31.55±0.05%, respectively). The result of this study indicate that the content of moisture, ash and protein (31.55±0.05, 1.30±0.01, 2.40±0.04%, respectively) increased in different parts in descending order i.e. root < shoot < leaves whereas fat and fiber contents (0.46±0.01, 43.85±0.46%, respectively) decreased in ascending order i.e. root > shoot > leaves. Analysis of the data suggested that NFE for shoot (11.29±0.25%) lies between those for roots and leaves. When different elemental composition in the separate parts of the Berberis lycium was taken into an account, it was revealed that Zn, Cu and Na were maximum (56.15±0.01,95.67±0.12, 115.00±0.03 µg g‾1, respectively) in root and while Mn, P, Ca (136.12±0.01, 1315.00±0.01, 2389.00±0.04 µg g‾1, respectively) in leaves whereas K (5824.00±0.58 µg g‾1, respectively) in shoot. The mean weight percentage distribution of Berberis lycium revealed that shoot had maximum weight percentage in the range of 41.89 to 45.09% having mean value of 43.49% with standard deviation of 0.79.
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Hamidullah Shah, Anwar Ali Shad, Sajida Perveen, Somia Khattak and Khanzadi Fatima Khattak, 2003. Physiochemical Composition of Wild Medicinal Plant Berberis lycium. Journal of Applied Sciences, 3: 370-375.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2003.370.375

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2003.370.375

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