Kadam V.B, Salve Sunanda B. and Wadikar M.S
P.G. Department of Botany & Research Centre, K.T.H.M.College, Nasik – 422002, India
Dept. of Botany, Vinayakrao Patil Science College, Vaijapur, Aurangabad, India
The seasonal variation of total ash, acid soluble ash and acid insoluble ash have been investigated leaves , wood and bark of Terminalia cuneata Roth., Terminalia bellirica Roxb, Terminalia chebula Retz. and Terminalia catappa Linn., which are medicinally important. Comparative account of total ash, acid soluble ash and acid insoluble ash content of wood of Terminalia chebula showed high level of total ash in summer (12.75 %) and low level of total ash of leaves in winter of Terminalia cuneata (6.3 %). The acid soluble ash showed higher level of wood in summer of Terminalia chebula (6.57 %) and lower in leaves of Terminalia cuneata in winter (3.25 %). Comparative account of acid insoluble ash of wood of Terminalia bellirica in summer showed higher (6.15 %) and lower in the wood of Terminalia cuneata in winter (3.05 %).
Keywords: Total ash, acid soluble ash, acid insoluble ash, medicinal plant, Terminalia