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Biochemical analysis of Achyranthes aspera used in fever and diabetes in Santal Parganas, Jharkhand

Sanjeev Kumar Choudhary*
Department of Chemistry, T.N.B. College, T.M. University, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
Received : 24th April, 2020 ; Revised : 25th May, 2020

Abstract In the present investigation phylochemical studies of Achyranthes aspera Linn. 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 plant is very much used by the tribal people lori the treatment of syphilis leucorrea, bronchitis asthma and liver ailments. Perusal of the data of Table 1. It is clear that out of 2y amino acids only nine could be detected from the plant under study. They were lysine. L-histidine, L-argenine, cysteine L-glutamine, Glycine. L-glutarnic acid. L-valine and DL- tryphtophane. In the above list it is clear that at least 4 essential amino acids are present. They were L-argenine, lysine, lysine, L-valino and DI- 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-amino acids have curative effect on diseased persons perhaps due to presence of these non-essential amino acids this plant is ethnobotanically important.

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