Proximate and Elemental Analysis of Careya arborea Roxb Plant’s Root

Nand Kumar Kashyap,1 

Milan Hait,1* 

Gourisankar Roymahapatra2  

M. M. Vaishnav3

1Department of Chemistry, Dr. C.V. Raman University, Kota, Bilaspur, C.G.-495113, India
2School of Applied Sciences and Humanities, Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, W.B.- 721657, India
3Department of Chemistry, Govt. G. B. College, Korba, C.G.-495446, India.

 

Abstract

Medicinal plants and herbal healing are the new emerging routes of the health care system. The minerals and nutritional values of many plants have been reported to vary, depending on generic background, location, environmental condition, and cultivation methods. In this article, the phytochemical screening, proximate and elemental analysis have been carried out for the Careya arborea Roxb (CAR) plant’s root, which was collected from Pamgarh Tehsil, District Janjgir-Champa, Chhattisgarh, India using the standard methods. The proximate composition of CAR. showed the percentage of the extract including moisture content (18.37%), ash content (17.23%), carbohydrate content (43.76%), nitrogen content (12.52%), crude protein (14.81%), crude fiber (19.43%), crude fat (6.93%) and total available energy (347.32%). The elemental analysis of the CAR root indicates the presence of various minerals, major elements, Na (11.93%), K (14.72%), Ca (12.41%) and Mg (9.76%); trace elements, Fe (22.82%), Cr (0.83%), Mn (1.67%), Co (1.31%), Cu (7.39%), Zn (8.68%) and Se (1.21%), and toxic heavy metals, Pb (0.08%), Cd (0.06%), Hg (0.05%) and As (0.03%). The outcome is to validate the potential use of CAR as a plant with an appreciable medicinal agent.

Proximate and Elemental Analysis of Careya arborea Roxb Plant’s Root