Evaluation of phytonutrients and vitamin contents in a wild yam, dioscorea belophylla (Prain) haines

Poornima, G. N. and Rai, V. Ravishankar (2009) Evaluation of phytonutrients and vitamin contents in a wild yam, dioscorea belophylla (Prain) haines. African Journal of Biotechnology, 8 (6). pp. 971-973. ISSN 1684-5315

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Abstract

The species studied was found to contain bioactive compounds comprising saponins (18.46 mg 100(-1) g), alkaloids (0.68 mg 100(-1) g), flavonoids (8.84 mg 100(-1) g), tannins (4.2 x 10(2) mg 100(-1) g) and phenols (2.8 x 10(3) mg 100(-1) g). This yam contained vitamins such as ascorbic acid, riboflavin and thiamin. The importance of these chemical constituents is discussed with respect to the role of this Dioscorea species in herbal medicine.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bioactive compounds; Dioscorea; herbal medicine; saponin; vitamins
Subjects: B Life Science > Biotechnology
Divisions: Department of > Biotechnology
Depositing User: Shrirekha N
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2019 10:42
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 10:32
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/7156

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