Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 20, Issue 4, 2018; Page No.(1273-1277)

A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON TOTAL PROTEIN, TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF AEGLE MARMELOS PLANT PARTS BY FRAP ASSAY

NIDHI SHARMA AND WIDHI DUBEY

Abstract

Aegle marmelos plant commonly known as Bilva belongs to family of aroma ‘Rutaceae’ and thrives well in a wide range of climatic conditions. This plant can be seen almost everywhere and mostly near the temples due to its mythological importance. Charak, the “father of medicine” from ancient Indian history also mentioned the importance of Aegle marmelos in medicine in his treatise. This study was aimed to evaluate and compare the total content of primary metabolites in Aegle marmelos root, stem, leaves, bark, fruit peel, and pulp and to check and compare their Antioxidant activity. Total carbohydrate content was estimated using anthrone reagent and protein content was calculated using Lowry’s method. Ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assay was used to test the antioxidant activity. Total carbohydrate content was found to be highest in fruit part and lowest in bark, ranging from 0.26±0.03 to 126.49±1.62 mg/g dry wt. of sample and protein content ranged from minimum of 35.3±1.3 mg/g dry weight of sample in the bark to maximum of 182.91±1.97 mg/g dry wt. of sample in the plant leaves. FRAP assay revealed that bark of the plant shows relatively low antioxidant activity compared to other parts, which ranged from 53.66±0.53μg/mL to 285.88±0.48 μg/mL of sample (Fe II eq.). This study signifies the nutraceutical and antioxidant potential of A. marmelos plant which contributes to its medicinal property. As Rajasthan covers 60% area of the Thar Desert, growing this plant under afforestation program would prevent the growth of desert with fewer efforts and it would also serve as a potential source of medicine under AYUSH BHARAT program of Government of India.

Enter your contact information below to receive full paper.
Your Name :
Email:
Phone:
City:
Cost of Full Paper: Rs.75 for Indian Nationals or $20 (USD) for international subscribers.
By clicking on Request Paper you Agree to pay the above mentioned cost per paper.
  
Journal Issues
Vol 20, Dec. Suppl. No.2, 2018
Vol 20, Issue 4, 2018
Vol 20, Dec. Suppl. Issue, 2018
Vol 20, Oct Suppl. Issue, 2018
Vol 20, Issue 3, 2018
Vol 20, Issue 2, 2018
Vol 20, Issue 1, 2018
Vol 20, Feb. Suppl. Issue, 2018
Vol 19, Issue 4, 2017
Vol 19, Nov. Suppl, Issue 2017
Vol 19, Issue 3, 2017
Vol 19, Issue 2, 2017
Vol 19, Issue 1, 2017
Vol 18, Issue 4, 2016
Vol 18, Issue 3, 2016
Vol 18, Issue 2, 2016
Vol 18, Issue 1, 2016
Vol 17, Issue 4, 2015
Vol 17, Issue 3, 2015
Vol. 17 Special Issue 2015
Vol 17, Issue 2, 2015
Vol 17, Issue 1, 2015
Vol 16, Issue 4, 2014
Vol 16, Issue 3, 2014
Vol 16, Issue 2, 2014
Vol 16, Issue 1, 2014
Vol 15, Issue 4, 2013
Vol 15, Issue 3, 2013
Vol 15, Issue 2, 2013
Vol 15 Issue 1, 2013
Vol 14, Issue 4, 2012
Vol 14, Issue 3, 2012
Vol 14, Issue 2, 2012
Vol.14, Issue 1, 2012
Vol.13, Issue 4, 2011
Vol.13, Issue 3, 2011
Vol.13, Issue 2, 2011
Vol.13, Issue 1, 2011
Vol.12, Issue 4, 2010
Vol.12, Issue 3, 2010
Vol.12, Issue 2, 2010
Vol.12, Issue 1, 2010
Vol 11, Issue 4, 2009
Vol 11, Issue 3, 2009
Vol 11, Issue 2, 2009
Vol 11, Issue 1, 2009
Vol 10, Issue 4, 2008
Vol 10, Issue 3, 2008
Vol 10, Issue 3, 2008
Vol 10, Issue 2, 2008
Vol 10, Issue 1, 2008
Vol 9, Issue 4, 2007
Vol 9, Issue 3, 2007
Vol 9, Issue 2, 2007
Vol 9, Issue 1, 2007
Vol 8, Issue 4, 2006
Vol 8, Issue 3, 2006
Vol 08, Issue 2, 2006
Vol 08, Issue 1, 2006
Vol 7 Issue 4, 2005
Vol 07, Issue 3, 2005
Vol 07, Issue 2, 2005
Vol 6 Issue 4, 2004
Vol 6 Issue 3, 2004
Vol 6 Issue 2, 2004
Vol 6 Issue 1, 2004
Vol 5 Issue 3, 2003
Vol 5 Issue 2, 2003
Vol 04, Issue 4, 2002
Vol 04, Issue 1, 2002
Vol 3 Issue 1-2, 2001
Vol 1 Issue 1-2, 2000
Vol 1 Issue 3-4, 1999
Vol 1 Issue 1-2, 1999
Looking for Past Issues? Click here to get them!!