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A Comparative study of heavy metals in Emblica officinalis, Phyllanthus emblica and Azadirachta indica

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Bioscience, Shri Ram College, Muzaffarnagar, INDIA
  • 2 Division of Genetics and Tree Propagation, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 2, Issue (8), Pages 16-19, August,10 (2013)

Abstract

Medicinal plants play vital role in healthcare sector for developing nation and potent source of therapeutic molecules to heal various diseases in the world. The quantity of heavy metals in plants were analyzed to show the potential threat of their effects to the animals and human beings who consume them as such or their derived products. The work is much more beneficial as the actual nutrient content of the medicinal plants in terms of the essential trace elements could also be identified. The concentration levels (mg/l) of the selected trace metals (Ni, Cu, Cr, Zn, Mn, Pb) were estimated in some medicinal plants of the Muzaffarnagar district. The atomic absorption spectrophotometer was employed for the estimation of heavy metals of three different plant species that were collected from different locations in Muzaffarnagar district. Emblica officinalis, Phyllanthus emblica and Azadirachta indica are selected for the analysis. In this investigation the trace elements in the samples were determined and was established, Emblica officinalis has the level of metal in the range of Cu&

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