PROTEIN AND ALKALOID PROFILING FROM SEEDS AND ROOT OF INDIAN GINSENG (WITHANIA SOMNIFERA DUNAL)

Article Id: ARCC929 | Page : 51 - 53
Citation :- PROTEIN AND ALKALOID PROFILING FROM SEEDS AND ROOT OF INDIAN GINSENG (WITHANIA SOMNIFERA DUNAL).Agricultural Science Digest.2011.(31):51 - 53
K.C. Verma* and A.K. Gaur kcbiochem@gmail.com
Address : Department of Biochemistry, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263 145, India.

Abstract

Withania somnifera is a pantropic native medicinal plant growing all over India belonging to family Solanacease, and is popularly known as “Ashwagandha” due to specific odour (smell of horses). It holds a place in the ayurvedic traditional medicine similar to “Ginseng” in Chinese therapies. During present study SDS-PAGE divides the crude protein extract of seeds and root in 6-10 bands. Three active components were clearly identified by TLC in crude extract of seeds and root of Ashwagandha.

Keywords

Withania somnifera Alkaloid Withaferin Withanolide Ashwagandha.

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