13. Nutritional analysis of Rhazya stricta collected from different sites of Kalabagh, Mianwali, Pakistan

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Asifa Sameen, Huma Akbar, Rabia Bashir, Aneela Sharif, Fareeda Yasmeen and Muhammad Raza Khan


Medicinal plants have constantly played significant parts in fields of culture, medicine and nutrition. Rhazya stricta is a small, upright perennial, poisonous shrub. Different plant parts have been used in medicine traditionally in contradiction of many diseases like diabetes, skin diseases, foot burning, stomach pain. The aim of research work was to study different nutrient composition in   Rhazya stricta collected from different sites of Kalabagh, Mianwali.   By using AOAC standard methods moisture content, fat content, fiber and protein content were checked. Proximate analysis showed plant besides having medicinal importance plant have moderate nutritional composition. There is little variation in nutrients of Rhazya stricta collected from different sites because of little variation in quality of soil and climatic conditions. It is concluded that medicinal plants should also be studied for their nutritional composition beside medicinal importance.

Keywords: Kjeldhal method; Medicinal Plants; Mianwali; Proximate analysis; Rhazya stricta


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