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Qualitative phytochemical screening of leafy vegetable consumed by aborigine of Santal Pargana, Jharkhand

Nitu Bharti* & S.L. Bondya
University Department of Botany, S.K.M.University, Dumka, Jharkhand, India
Received : 09th January, 2021 ; Revised : 10th February, 2021

AbstractSantal Pargana is a home of tribal groups mainly “Santals”. They have wider array of traditional leafy vegetable that are cheap source of nutrition as well as medicinal value. The utilized leafy vegetables are rich source of different minerals as well as very high in phytochemicals such as Flavonoids, Saponin, Tannin, Phenolic acid, Glycosides, Terpenes, Anthocyanin, organic acid, Steroids, oils, Alkaloids and Amino acid. In one hand phytochemicals are used as protective measures of plants while on the other hand they give beneficial effect on human health. The aim of research is to determine the qualitative nature of phytochemicals present in leafy vegetables which are utilized by the tribal of Santal Parganas as well as to make aware about the importance of potency of these phytochemicals which are unknown for the aborigine people of Santal Parganas locality. Further it is also the aim to aware the urban people.

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