Sonali V. Deore and Vasant B. Kadam*
P.G. Department of Botany and Research Centre, K.T.H.M. College, Nashik-2
A B S T R A C T
The seasonal variation of total ash, acid soluble ash, acid insoluble ash, water soluble ash and water insoluble ash have been investigated in leaves , stem and roots of Trigonella foenum-graecum Linn. Comparative account of total ash of leaves showed (range 10.261 to 10.862 %) , stem (8.234 to 9.133 % ) and roots (9.785 to 11.226 % ). Comparative account of acid soluble ash showed higher level in leaves (range 8.300 to 8.800 %) than stem (7.521 to 7.894 %) and roots ( 7..563 to 8.100 %). The acid insoluble ash showed higher level in roots (2.222 to 2.327 %) as compared to leaves (2.024 to 2.070 %) and stem (1.211 to 1.239 %). The water soluble ash and water insoluble ash showed higher level in roots (4.952 to 5.211 %) , ( 5.477 to 6.015 %) respectively compared to stem and leaves.
Keywords: Total ash, water soluble ash, acid insoluble ash, Trigonella foenum-graecum