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LIBS Based Screening of Glycemic Elements of Ficus religiosa

Shukla, Surekha and Rai, Prashant Kumar and Chatterji, Sanjukta and Rai, Nilesh Kumar and Rai, AK and Watal, Geeta (2012) LIBS Based Screening of Glycemic Elements of Ficus religiosa. In: Food Biophysics, 7 (1). pp. 43-49.

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The effectiveness of various trace element concentrations in medicinal plants in the cure of various diseases can be determined by their quantitative estimation. Elemental concentrations of aqueous extract of F. religiosa leaves were measured by Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). LIBS is a very powerful and efficient analytical tool for determining elemental constitution. The present study deals with the LIBS-based validation of elements responsible for the glycemic potential of aqueous extract of F. religiosa leaves in streptozotocin-induced diabetic models. The significant decrease in blood glucose level and marked improvement in glucose tolerance test of diabetic models is correlated to the concentration of elements present in the extract as revealed by LIBS spectra. Elements such as Mg and Ca have been observed in the LIBS spectra of F. religiosa.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Food Biophysics
Publisher: Springer
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: Diabetes mellitus;Medicinal plants;LIBS;Glycemic potential;F. religiosa
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 11:00
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2012 11:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/43824

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