Detection of Macro and Micro Elements in Selected Traditional Medicinal Plants of India

Arish Khanam


The results revealed that the medicinal plants accumulate the elements at different concentrations. The maximum concentration (mg/l) of macro elements in analysed samples were 21248.75 Ca in Cannabis sativa, 545.2 Na in Pongamia glabra and 13100 K in Eclipta alba respectively. The maximum concentration (mg/l) of micro elements were 21.06, 25.00, Zn, Cu in Datura stramonium and 85.40, Fe in Aloe vera respectively. Although all the plants are found to accumulate good quantity of Fe, Ca, Na and K, hence they are safe for consumption according to the international safety standards.
Key words: Medicinal Plants; Macro; Micro elements

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