Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2015)
Quantitative estimation of primary and secondary metabolites in hot aqueous extract of Pleurotus sajor caju
Author(s): M Renuga Devi, S Krishnakumari
Abstract: Mushrooms are white rot fungi regarded as one of the well known food and possessing various kinds of biopharmaceuticals compounds. Mushrooms are superior to many vegetables based on their nutritional value and it contains 40-49% of proteins. The present study involves quantification of primary and secondary metabolites like carbohydrates, protein, amino acids, alkaloids, flavanoids, phenol, tannin and vitamins. The presence of biologically active secondary metabolite constituents might be responsible for the bacterial activity observed in the present study. Mushroom P. sajor caju bioactive compounds which are used for curing of various human diseases and also play an important role in healing. Medicinal mushrooms have anticancer, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, antidiuretic and anti-inflammation activities. Phytochemicals are non-nutritive chemicals that have protective or disease preventive properties. They are nonessential nutrients, meaning that they are not required by the human body for sustaining life.
How to cite this article:
M Renuga Devi, S Krishnakumari. Quantitative estimation of primary and secondary metabolites in hot aqueous extract of Pleurotus sajor caju. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2015; 4(3): 198-202.