PERCENTAGE YIELD OF VOLATILE OIL FROM WOOD DUST OF TREES FROM SAW MILL IN HIMALAYAN AREAS


Hem Raj Vashist, Diksha Sharma

Abstract


ABSTRACT
Objective: Trees with medicinal values have always been ignored and neglected from their inherent medicinal value. Instead of their medicinal use,
such plants are widely used by carpenters and also by people for cooking. The irrational uses of such valuable flora are diminishing our medicinal
plants’ bank. There is no doubt that the uses of such plants by carpenters are a necessity of growing society. Then, we need to opt any other middle
way to fulfill both the necessities from such valuable flora. By considering this, all the present study is focused on the extraction of volatile oil from
sawdust of Pinus roxburghii and Cedrela toona (SDPR and SDCT) was carried out in the present study.
Methods: Here, in the present work, we have collected the fresh powder near from the running saw of working carpenter cutting Pinus roxburghii
wood and Cedrela toona wood into flat board. The SDPR and SDCT were then weighed and filled separately to two 500 ml round bottom flask, and
clevenger apparatus assemblies were adjusted for both. The temperature was adjusted at75°C. Hydrodistillation was continued for 3 hrs.
Result: The result revealed 0.5% v/w of volatile oil from SDPR in 3 hrs. The meniscus observed for SDCT is slightly blurred up to 0.5 ml (2 mm) which
was considered as volatile oil. The total percentage so obtained was calculated as 0.25% v/w.
Conclusion: The present study may guide to utilize the saw rust from pine and red cedar plant to isolate valuable medicinal constituents. Further, the
study may help the researcher to use wood dust to research different ways.
Keywords: Pinus roxburghii, Cedrela toona, Hydrodistillation, Herbal medicine.


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Title

PERCENTAGE YIELD OF VOLATILE OIL FROM WOOD DUST OF TREES FROM SAW MILL IN HIMALAYAN AREAS

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i3.15611

Date

01-03-2017

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 3 March 2017 Page: 140-141

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Hem Raj Vashist
LR college of pharmacy,Jablikyar Solan HP-173223
India

Diksha Sharma


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