Sunday , 16 May 2021

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

Kadam V.B*1, Sunanda Salve1 and K.R. Khandare2 
1P.G. Department of Botany & Research Centre, K.T.H.M. College, Nasik – 422002
2Department of Botany, N.M. Sonawane Science College , Satana, Nasik

Abstract
The seasonal variation of starch , total sugar and total carbohydrates content have been investigated from leaves, wood and bark of Terminalia cuneata Roth, Terminalia bellerica Roxb. , Terminalia chebula Retz. and Terminalia catappa Linn. are the medicinally important plant of Marathwada region. Comparative account of starch content of leaves, wood and bark of Terminalia catappa  showed higher level (range 8.07 to 10.67 mg/g dry wt.) than Terminalia cuneata (range 6.44 to 8.46 mg/g dry/wt.) , Terminalia bellerica  (range 7.23 to 8.76  mg/g dry wt.) and Terminalia chebula (range 5.43 to 6.91  mg/g dry/wt.). Comparative account of total sugar content of leaves, wood and bark of Terminalia catappa showed higher level (range 2.81 to 3.31 mg/g dry wt.) than Terminalia cuneata (range 2.28 to 3.82 mg/g dry wt.) , Terminalia bellerica (range 3.15 to 4.21 mg/g dry wt.) and Terminalia chebula (range 2.33 to 3.90  mg/g dry/wt.). Comparative account of total carbohydrate content of leaves, wood and bark of Terminalia catappa  showed higher level (range 11.12 to 13.97 mg/g dry wt.) than Terminalia cuneata (range 8.72 to 11.85 mg/g dry wt.) , Terminalia bellerica (range 10.53 to 12.98  mg/g dry wt.) and  Terminalia chebula (range 7.76 to 10.81  mg/g dry/wt.).
Keywords: Starch, Total Sugar, Total Carbohydrate, Medicinal plant

Scroll To Top