Tuesday , 5 March 2024

Estimation of lipid and alkaloid content in some medicinal plants of genus Terminalia (Combretaceae) of Marathwada Region in Maharashtra

Kadam V. B, Salve S. B, Deore S. V, Khandare K. R* and Kadam U .B**
P. G. Dept. of Botany & Research Centre, K.T.H.M. College, Nasik–422 002
*Department of Botany, Arts & Science and Commerce College, Satana, Nashik
**P.G. Department of Chemistry and Research Centre, M.S.G. College, Malegaon, Nashik

A B S T R A C T
The seasonal variation of lipid and alkaloid 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 plants of family Combretaceae of Marathwada region in Maharashtra(India). Comparative account of lipid contents of leaves, wood and bark of Terminalia chebula showed higher level (range 6.65 to 23.6 mg/g dry wt.) than Terminalia cuneata (range 9.0 to 21.1 mg/g dry wt.) Terminalia bellerica (range 5.6 to 19.45 mg/g dry wt.) and Terminalia catappa (range 5.3 to 16.7 mg/g dry wt.). Comparative account of alkaloid contents of leaves, wood and bark of Terminalia chebula showed higher level(range 1.2 to 3.55 mg/g dry wt.) than Terminalia bellerica (range 1.45 to 2.85 mg/g dry wt.) Terminalia cuneata (range 1.4 to 3.15 mg/g dry wt.) and Terminalia catappa (range 1.45 to 2.8 mg/g dry wt.).
Keywords: Lipid, Alkaloid, Medicinal plant and genus Terminalia

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