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Phytochemical studies of ethnobotanically significant plant, Evolvulus alsinoides Linn, from the tribal region of Deoghar district of Santal Pargnas, Jharkhand

Sanjeev Kumar Choudhary*
Department of Chemistry, T.N.B College, T.M.U Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
Received : 20th December, 2019 ; Revised : 24th February, 2020

Abstract: In the present investigation phytochemical studies of Evolvulus alsinoides has been done. It is an important medicinal herb which is used for the treatment of diabetes in the tribal regions of Santal Parganas. Besides diabetes, the plants are very much used by the tribal people for the treatment of Syphillis, leucorrea, Bronchitis, Asthama and liver ailments. Perusal of the data of table 1. It is clear that out of 24 amino acids only seven could be detected from the [plants under study. They were lysine, L-valine, L-argenine, Cystein, Tyrosine and DL-tryptophan. In the above list it is clear that at least 4 essential amino acids are present, they were L-argentine, lysine, L-valine and DL-tryptophan. 10 essential amino acids are necessary for proper growth and their metabolic functions in human beings among which 4 are present in this plant and rest three are non-essential amino acids. Non- essential amino acids have curative effect on a diseased person. Perhaps due to presence of these non-essential amino acids this plant is ethnobotanically important.

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