Year: 2018, Issue: June

Comparative phytochemical analysis of the aqueous leaf extract of some important leafy vegetables from Durg (Chhattisgarh).
Author:
Deepti Chauhan, A. K. Shrivastava and Suneeta Patra
Keyword:
Phytochemical screening, Leafy vegetables, Aqueous solvent, Nutrients.
Leafy vegetables play an essential role in human diets, as they support the normal functioning of the different body systems. They provide our cells with vitamins, minerals, fiber, essential oils and phytochemicals. The non-nutritive chemical compounds produced by plants, called phytochemicals, have protective or disease preventive properties against competitors, predators, or pathogens. It is well-known that plants produce these chemicals to protect themselves and recent research demonstrate that they can also protect humans against diseases. There are more than thousand known phytochemicals found in plants. Some of these have been used as traditional medicines. The present paper aims at the comparative phytochemical analysis of the leaf extract in aqueous solvent of commonly grown five types of leafy vegetables that are of common occurrence in the town, Durg, viz., Cordia dichotoma G. Frost, Senna tora (L.) Roxb., Ipomea aquatica Forssk, Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet and Corchorus olitorius L.

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