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Trace Elemental Analysis in “Jeevanti” (Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wight & Arn.) an Ayurvedic Medicinal Plant

Author(s): Rajasamarsen K Modi, Arjun N Shetty, Pratima Mathad, Kallurmath R.S

Abstract

Elemental composition of “Jeevanti” Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wt. & Arn. (Asclepiadaceae) had been studied. Quantitative estimations of Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, Pb and Ni in leaf stem and root parts were determined using Atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The trace elements in leaf, stem and roots of this plant differed significantly but do not exceed the limiting values set by WHO. Therefore the use of these parts of the plant medicinal purpose is safe.

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