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Macro and Micronutrients of 44 Medicinal Plant Species Used Traditionally in Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Ratikanta Maiti, Humberto Gonzalez Rodriguez, Hewan Demissie Degu, Ch. Aruna Kumari and N. C. Sarkar

  • Page No:  1054 - 1062
  • Published online: 07 Oct 2016
  • DOI : HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.23910/IJBSM/2016.7.5.1638a

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  •  humberto.gonzalezrd@uanl.edu.mx

An analysis of macro and micronutrients among 44 species of medicinal plants utilized traditionally to control diabetes and other diseases in Nuevo Leon, Mexico carried out at the experimental station of Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, located in the municipality of Linares showed a large variability in the contents of  macro and micronutrients and protein. K exhibited a wide range of variability among the selected medicinal plants 5.47−163.35 (mg g-1 dw), Mg from 0.1−8.64 (mg g-1 dw), P varied from 0.18−5.79 (mg g-1 dw), C from 25.54−51.66%, N from 1.36−6.25%, C/N from 5.34−31.05% and with respect to micronutrients Cu ranged from 4.17−33.88 (µg g-1 dw), Fe from 98.28−3977.55 (µg g-1 dw), Zn from 9.49−266.31 (µg g-1 dw). It is assessed that some species contain high amount of nutrients (macro and micronutrients thereby confirming their efficacy to combat various diseases and provide an opportunity to scientists working on medicinal plants to select the species with high nutrient contents.

Keywords :   Medicinal plants, variability, macro and micronutrients, nutraceuticals


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Maiti R, Rodriguez HG, Degu HD, Kumari CA, Sarkar NC. Macro and Micronutrients of 44 Medicinal Plant Species Used Traditionally in Nuevo Leon, Mexico IJBSM [Internet]. 07Oct.2016[cited 8Feb.2022];7(1):1054-1062. Available from: http://www.pphouse.org/ijbsm-article-details.php?article=818

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