Elemental analysis of Aegle marmelos L. leaves by ICP-MS Technique
Traditionally used medicinal plants have been always in focus for their immense uses in preliminary health issues. Medicinal plants contain organic and inorganic constituents and many medicinal plants are found to be rich in elements, thereby providing a possible link to the therapeutic action of the medicine. Aegle marmelos L. has great significance in Ayurveda and used to treat numerous diseases. The present study was carried out to determine macro, micro and trace elements in Aegle marmelos L. leaves by using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) technique. In total, twenty seven elements have been screened from Aegle marmelos L. leaves out of which twenty five elements were detected in varying concentrations. The data on elemental concentration in Aegle marmelos L. leaves will be useful to enhance the curative process of ill health in an individual and also to set new standards in herbal medicines for preparing different formulations.
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