Author(s): Rasool R, Ganai BA, Akbar S, Kamili AN, Masood A
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Abstract Kashmiri medicinal plant (Prunella vulgaris) was analyzed for its chemical composition and amount of bioactive constituents. The results showed that the herb contains on an average alkaloid (1120 mg \%), saponins (350 mg \%), phenolics (55.785 mg \%) and tannins (52.25 mg \%). The medicinal plant contained carbohydrates (375 mg \%), proteins (441.6 mg \%) and lipids (2403.8 mg \%). Role of these bioactive principles are discussed according to their folkloric use in Kashmir valley. Besides the herb is of great importance as far as its other clinical application are concerned. This quantitative estimation can be used for comparative evaluation of bioactive constituents with other populations of Prunella vulgaris present in different parts of the world and can be used for selection of superior quality of this herb to use in pharmaceutical industries.
This article was published in Pak J Pharm Sci
and referenced in Medicinal & Aromatic Plants