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  • Inventi:ppa/24912/18
    PHYSICOCHEMICAL, PROXIMATE AND PHYTOCHEMICAL STUDIES OF HERACLEUM CANDOLLEANUM (WIGHT ET ARN.) GAMBLE
    Hemand Aravind*, M S Latha, Rajesh M G

    Heracleum candolleanum (Wight et Arn.) Gamble is an ethno medicinal plant indigenous to Western Ghats. The plant is locally known as 'Vathamparathi’. Kani tribes of Kerala used the decoction of whole plant as a nerve tonic and as an antiinflammatory agent. The physicochemical and phytochemical analysis of root, leaf and seed of plant was carried out with different standard protocols. Ash values and nutritional values of plant shows significant values and total phenol and phytochemical screenings exhibit the presence of potential phytocomponents. The total ash value, acid insoluble ash, water soluble ash, sulphated ash and loss on drying of root, leaf and seed provided its material quality. Nutritional values like carbohydrate, protein and total phenol exhibits its edible nature. Qualitative phytochemical analysis of plant parts revealed the presence of various bioactive phytocomponents such as alkaloids, flavonoids, coumarins, furanocoumarins, glycocides, proteins, carbohydrates, volatile oils etc, among them root extract showed maximum number of phytocomponents.

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    Hemand Aravind, M S Latha, Rajesh M G. Physicochemical, Proximate and Phytochemical studies of Heracleum candolleanum (Wight et Arn.) Gamble. Inventi Impact: Planta Activa, 2018(2):75-79, 2018.
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