Saturday , 22 September 2018

Seasonal variation in biochemical values of Senna tora Linn.

V.B. Kadam and R.C. Gaykhe
P.G. Department of Botany and Research Centre, K.T.H.M. College, Nashik–2

ABSTRACT
The seasonal variation of phenol, tannin and ascorbic acid content have been investigated from leaves, stem, root and seeds of Senna tora. Comparative account of phenol contents of Senna tora showed higher level in leaves (range 5.740 to 6.408 mg/g dry wt. ) than stem (range 3.768 to 4.419 mg/g dry wt.),root (range 1.284 to 1.828 mg/g dry wt. ) and seeds ( 3.873 mg/g dry wt.). Comparative account of tannin contents of Senna tora showed higher level in leaves (range 0.356 to 0.410 mg/g dry wt.) than stem (range 0.300 to 0.356 mg/g dry wt.), root (range 0.112 to 0.156 mg/g dry wt.)  and seeds (2.940 mg/g dry wt.). Comparative account of ascorbic acid contents of Senna tora showed higher level in leaves ( range 3.011 to 3.620 mg/g dry wt.) than stem (range 1.988 to 2.612 mg/g dry wt.), root (range 0.970 to 1.109 mg/g dry wt.)  and seeds ( 2.067 mg/g dry wt.)

Key wards: Phenol, tannin, ascorbic acid and Senna tora.

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