ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS AND BIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF PHYSALIS ANGULATA L. USING WAVE LENGTH-DISPERSIVE X-RAY FLUORESCENCE TECHNIQUE, WAVELENGTH DISPERSION X-RAY FLUORESCENCE, FROM RAJASTHAN


Raman Preet, Raghbir Chand Gupta, Saroj Kumar Pradhan

Abstract


Physalis angulata L. is an important medicinal plant, commonly known by different names such as mullaca, wintercherry, camapu, cutleaf, and
referred as “pilu,” by local tribal people of Rajasthan. This plant species is distributed from temperate to tropical region of the world. Traditionally, it
has anticancerous, antimycobacterial, and anticoagulant properties. The juice is used in the treatment of earache, jaundice, fever, gonorrhea bladder
diseases, etc., cytological exploration of the species from Rajasthan revels the existence of two cytotypes diploid (2n=12) and tetraploid (2n=24). This
study is undertaken to identify the total mineral content of both the cytotypes from different plant parts, i.e., fruit, leaf, stem, and roots by wavelength dispersion X-ray fluorescence technique which is a simple method, recognized as a nondestructive technique to determine the elements from the raw plant material without any chemical treatment and helps to ascertain the nutritional role. The analysis of mineral content led to the identification and concentration analysis of twenty-seven elements in diploid cytotype and twenty-five in tetraploid cytotype. The percentage value of potassium (5.52%); iron (0.50%) and selenium (0.0042%) is reported to be higher in diploid cytotype and the amount of calcium (2.15%); magnesium (0.75%) and zinc (0.0075%) are higher in tetraploid cytotype. The amount of most of the minerals is higher in tetraploid cytotype as compared to the diploid cytotype. This information is very helpful in standardization of herbal products as this plant species is widely used for its medicinal benefits.


Keywords


Wavelength dispersion X-ray fluorescence, Medicinal plant, Physalis angulata L, Elemental analysis.

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ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS AND BIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF PHYSALIS ANGULATA L. USING WAVE LENGTH-DISPERSIVE X-RAY FLUORESCENCE TECHNIQUE, WAVELENGTH DISPERSION X-RAY FLUORESCENCE, FROM RAJASTHAN

Keywords

Wavelength dispersion X-ray fluorescence, Medicinal plant, Physalis angulata L, Elemental analysis.

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10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i8.18650

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01-08-2017

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 8 August 2017 Page: 220-224

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0974-2441

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2455-3891

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Raman Preet
Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala - 147 002, Punjab, India
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Raghbir Chand Gupta
Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala - 147 002, Punjab, India
India

Saroj Kumar Pradhan
Department of Botany, Punjabi University, Patiala - 147 002, Punjab, India
India


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