PROXIMATE AND ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS EVALUATION IN Eugenia uniflora(L.) LEAVES.

Publication Date : 05/02/2016


Author(s) :

GEEDHU DANIEL , S.KRISHNAKUMARI .


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 2
(02 - 2016)



Abstract :

In the last few years there has been an exponential growth in the field of herbal medicine and these drugs are gaining popularity both in developing and developed countries because of their natural origin and less side effects. The current study focuses on quantitative estimation of minerals, minerals in ash, vitamins and various proximate composition in Eugenia unifloraleaves. Minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium were estimated in aqueous hot extract of Eugenia uniflora and minerals like iron, calcium and phosphorus were estimated in ash. Vitamins such vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C and β-carotene were estimated according to standard methods. Proximate analysis of ash, moisture, crude fibre and crude fat were estimated in powdered leaves of Eugenia uniflora. The finding of this study suggests that this plant leaves and aqueous hot extract could be a potential source of natural antioxidant that could have great importance as therapeutic agents in preventing various diseases. The results are very much encouraging but scientific validation is necessary before being put into practice.


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