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Investigation of Zinc Concentration in Some Medicinal Plant Leaves

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Environmental Chemistry lab, Department of Chemistry, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan INDIA
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Res. J. of Pharmaceutical Sci., Volume 2, Issue (1), Pages 15-17, January,30 (2013)

Abstract

Zinc activates 300 enzymes and it plays role in many other phenomenon like growth, membrane stability, bone mineralization, tissue growth and repair, wound healing and cell signaling. It is also an integral part of fetal development and sperm production. Analysis of zinc in the leaves of Neem (Azadirachta indica), sajna (Morienga oleifera) and Tulsi (Osmium sanctum) were determined. Tulsi leaves contains higher amount of zinc than other plant products. We obtained zinc concentration in Neem (Azadirachta indica), sajna (Morienga oleifera) and Tulsi (Osmium sanctum) respectively 32.6 g/g, 21.3 g/g and 48.5 g/g by using Atomic absorption spectrophotometer. This analysis may be useful in the exploration of medicinal values of these species.

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