Evaluation of chlorophyll content and chlorophyll stability index of some antiallergenic medicinal plants.
The study was aimed to understand chlorophyll content and chlorophyll stability index of some antiallergenic medicinal plants. This study is helpful to know the photosynthetic, growth potential of the medicinal plants and to know the ability of plants to withstand in the adverse environmental conditions. Chlorophyll is most prominent and important pigment in plants. Chlorophyll shows structural similarities to human blood and hence it has many health benefits. The chlorophyll content was estimated by spectrophotometric method by using Dimethylsulphoxide as a solvent. Chlorophyll pigments are most stable in Dimethyl sulphoxide as compared to acetone and methanol. The total chlorophyll content is higher in Pongamia pinnata (3.18 mg/gfw) and lower in Azadirachta indica (1.43 mg/gfw). Adhatoda vasica shows higher chlorophyll stability index (CSI) i.e 0.97 and lower in Eugenia jambolana i.e 0.82.
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