Quantification of Medicinal Inorganic Elements in Herbal Drugs
Rajeev Kr. Sharma, Nitin Rai and Lalit Tiwari
Hippocratic Journal of Unani MedicineHippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine
Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine July - September 2013, Vol. 8 No. 3, Pages 135-140
Medical elementology entails the role of elements in human health and diseases. The balance of elements in number, quantity and its proportion in human body is also basis of sound health. The present study is intended to quantify the certain inorganic elements (cadmium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, nickel, potassium, sodium and zinc.) in herbal drugs viz. Acorus calamus L.; Asparagus racemosus Willd.; Calotropis procera R.Br.; Cissampelos pareira L.; Cyperus rotundus L.; Desmodium gangeticum DC.; Nardostachys jatamansi DC.; Picroorhiza kurroa Royle ex Benth.; Plumbago zeylanca L. and Withania somnifera Dunal.