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Development, Antioxidant Activity, Physico-Chemical and Aflatoxin Evaluation of Herbal Brain Boosting Product

Author Affiliations

  • 1Foodand Biotechnology Research Centre, Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Laboratories Complex, Ferozepur Road, Lahore-54600, PAKISTAN

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 5, Issue (6), Pages 46-49, June,18 (2015)

Abstract

Herbal products as a best source of medicines have been known since prehistoric times. It is found that the use of synthetic drugs, taken in high doses results in higher occurrence of adverse drug reactions. These health concerned issues has encouraged the human to return to nature for safer herbal products and medicines. The present study aims to prepare herbal brain boosting product from natural plant sources which are readily available and harmless to human health. The prepared herbal brain boosting product exhibits the highest % inhibition (43.21% for 20mg/ml) which shows the presence of anti-oxidants which help support brain cell integrity. The chemical analysis shows the absence of toxic heavy metals which confirms its non-toxicity. Nutritional analysis shows 153 Kilo Calorie energy; 12 % Protein; 5% Fat and 15% Carbohydrates in herbal brain boosting product. Aflatoxin analysis was performed and no contamination of Aflatoxins was found in developed product which shows product is fit for human consumption.

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