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  • Chem Sci Trans., 2019, 8(1),  pp 12-19  

    DOI:10.7598/cst2019.1561

    Research Article

    Phytochemical Screening and Nutritional Analysis of Some Parts of Celosia argentea L.

  • MUFIDA FAYAZ1*, MUSADIQ HUSSAIN BHAT1, AMIT KUMAR2 and ASHOK KUMAR JAIN2
  • 1School of Studies in Botany, Jiwaji University, Gwalior-474011, India
    2Institute of Ethnobiology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior-474011, India
  • Abstract

    The present study was aimed to investigate the preliminary phytochemical screening, nutritive value, mineral and heavy metal contents of the leaf, stem and flower of Celosia argentea L. belonging to family Amaranthaceae. Different parts of the plant were subjected to soxhlet using organic solvent such as methanol. A variety of phytoconstituents which include alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, carbohydrates, proteins, steroids and amino acids were reported from C. argentea which include alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, carbohydrates, proteins, steroids and amino acids. All the above phytoconstituents were present in leaf and stem whereas, flower showed the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, proteins and steroids. The results obtained indicate that the extracts contain medicinally important bioactive constituents and also heavy metals within the permissible limits. This justifies its use in the traditional medicine for the treatment of various diseases and for edible purposes.

    Keywords

    Celosia argentea, Phytochemicals, Heavy metals, Atomic absorption spectroscopy

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