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Research Journal of Phytochemistry
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 54-59
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Evaluation of Nutritive, Antioxidant and Mineral Composition of Pavetta indica Linn. Leaves

K. Prasad and G. Bisht

The leaves of P. indica were collected from Uttarakhand, India. The leaves of P. indica Linn. an important medicine of India, China and Lanka. Leaves of the plants are used for making important Ayurvedic drugs without isolation of target phytochemicals, hence different bio-chemical parameter viz; vitamin, carotenoid, carbohydrate, amino acid and minerals are play important role in human health. Macro minerals viz., Na, K, Ca and Li were estimated by AIMIL, Flame Photometer while micro elements viz., Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn and Co were estimated by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, model 4129, Electronic Corporation of India Ltd. The leaves of plants are good source of antioxidants such as β-Carotene, Vitamin C and phenolics (0.27, 0.07 and 0.25%), respectively. The leaves have been found to rich in nutrients such as crude protein, carbohydrate and crude fiber (12.87, 13.36 and 39.94%), respectively and also in minerals such as Na, K, Ca, S, P, Fe, Mn, Cu and Zn (112.90, 8049.70, 231.02, 1975.00, 143.25, 74.93, 11.17, 2.27 and 2.67 mg 100 g), respectively. Results are suggest that leaves of Pavetta indica is a good source of nutrients, antioxidants and minerals and could be used as raw materials in drug formulation.
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K. Prasad and G. Bisht, 2011. Evaluation of Nutritive, Antioxidant and Mineral Composition of Pavetta indica Linn. Leaves. Research Journal of Phytochemistry, 5: 54-59.




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