Der Pharma Chemica
Journal for Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Computational Chemistry


Study of elemental analysis of a medicinal plant- Morinda pubescence

Author(s): Swati M. Devare*, Asha A. Kale, Pranav S. Chandrachood, Nirmala R. Deshpande and Jyoti P. Salvekar

 Morinda pubescence, one of the important plants of Rubiaceae family, is a small tree distributed through out the tropics. Most parts of the plant are reported to possess medicinal properties. Leaves are digestive, carminative, febrifuge and tonic. Morinda P. contains health promoting factors such as minerals and metals in different concentrations which is used in indigenous medicines. Elemental analysis of leaves of Morinda P. is quantized using atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The quantitative metal analysis of leaves shows the presence of vital essential minerals like magnesium, calcium, zinc, copper and iron. The present study provides fundamental data on the availability of some essential minerals, which can be useful to provide dietary information for designing value added food and for food biofotification.These results may help in development of new drug formulations.