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SEASONAL ALTERATIONS IN THE CARBOHYDRATE STATUS AND SECONDARY METABOLITE CONTENTS OF STEM BARK OF CRATAEVA RELIGIOSA

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Author(s): Patil Udaysing Hari | Gaikwad Dattatraya K

Journal: International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
ISSN 2229-3566

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 581;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Crataeva religiosa | carbohydrate moieties | phytochemicals | antinutritional factors.

ABSTRACT
Crataeva religiosa, a medicinal plant devoted in the treatment of kidney related disorder. The present study evaluates seasonal variations in the reducing sugars, total sugars, amylose, amylopectin, starch, crude fibers and crude proteins, total polyphenols, water soluble tannins, total flavonoids, total alkaloids, nitrate, total oxalate and total ash value in the three bark samples (apical bark, middle bark and mature inner bark). Except oxalate and total ash, the concentration of other contents was found higher in the apical stem bark and middle bark than mature inner bark. The oxalate and total ash content in the apical stem bark and middle bark were lower than the mature inner bark.
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