Monday , 6 February 2023

Biochemical Evaluation of Some Medicinal Plants of Genus Terminalia (Combretaceae) of Marathwada Region in Maharashtra

Kadam V.B*1, Salve S.B1, Deore S.V1, Patil Vikas2, Khandare K.R3
1P. G. Department of Botany & Research Centre, K. T. H. M. College, Nasik, India-422002
2Dy. Registrar, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India
3Department of Botany, Arts, Commerce and Science College, Satana, Nashik, India

A B S T R A C T
The seasonal variation of total ash, acid soluble ash and acid insoluble ash have  investigated in leaves , wood and bark of Terminalia cuneata Roth., Terminalia bellerica 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 ( range 12.2 % to 12.45 % ) and low level of total ash of leaves of Terminalia cuneata ( range 6.25 % to 6.8 % ) . The acid soluble ash showed higher level of bark of Terminalia catappa (range 9.25 % to 9.7 %) and lower in leaves of Terminalia cuneata (range 4.75 % to 5.1 %). Comparative account of acid insoluble ash of wood of Terminalia chebula showed higher (range 2.75 % to 2.9%) and lower in the leaves and bark of Terminalia cuneata (range 1.5 % to1.7 %).
Keywords: Total ash, acid soluble ash, acid insoluble ash, medicinal plant, Terminalia

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