Sterol contents from some fabaceous medicinal plants of Rajasthan desert

B.B.S.Kapoor Singh, Veena Purohit


Evaluation of sterol contents from three selected medicinal plant species of Fabaceae family
growing in Rajasthan Desert was carried out. The roots, shoots and fruits of Clitoria ternatea,
Sesbania bispinosa and Tephrosia purpurea were analysed for sterol contents. β- Sitosterol
and Stigmasterol were isolated and identified. Maximum sterol contents were observed in
shoots of Sesbania bispinosa (0.29 mg/g.d.w.), whereas minimum in roots of Tephrosia


Ectohydrism, Heavy metal accumulation Mosses, Pollution monitoring, Tolerant species, Western Ghats

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