Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2013)
Detection of Heavy Metal Contents and Proximate Analysis of roots of Anogeissus latifolia
Vidita V. Bhargava*, Ajay K Saluja and Kishor K. Dholwani
The study of heavy metal contamination in plants, serve to indicate the metal concentration status of the site, where plants have grown. This is an important tool for phytoremediation. Proximate analysis in plants gives valuable information and help to access the quality of the sample. So studies were carried out on the roots of Anogeissus latifolia which is useful in UTI infections, skin diseases, liver complaints, fever, epileptic fits etc. for heavy metal contents and proximate analysis of the root sample was also done. The root showed the absence of heavy metals when it was subjected to analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Spectrometer. The ash values, extractive values, moisture content, total solid content and crude fiber content of the root sample were also determined.
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Vidita V. Bhargava*, Ajay K Saluja and Kishor K. Dholwani . Detection of Heavy Metal Contents and Proximate Analysis of roots of Anogeissus latifolia. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;1(6):61-65.