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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2017; 5(4): 703-705          |                 Available online, December 31, 2017

Proximate and Phytochemical screening of   Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC. 

(Amaranthaceae)  An underutilised leafy vegetable


Umate SK and Marathe VR*



PG Department of Botany, NES Science College, Nanded (MS), India



Received: 12.08.2017   |    Accepted: 15.12.2017   |    Published : 31.12.2017

Green leafy vegetables occupy an important place among the food crops as these provides promising nutritive value, which can nourish the increasing human population. Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC. belonging to family Amaranthaceae is a widely distributed perennial plant throughout the Maharashtra. Its leaves and young shoots are eaten as vegetable in Konkan region of Maharashtra and many other parts of India. It has been used in Indian traditional system of medicine since a long time in diseases due to vitiated blood, skin diseases and ulcers. Present study deals with the analysis of proximate value and phytochemicals from leaf of A. sessilis. Results revealed that it has 82.5 % moisture content, 36.16 % carbohydra-tes, 16.60 % proteins etc. Phytochemical studies showed positive result for alkaloids, steroids, phenolics, flavonoids, tannins, caumarins, phobatanins, terpenoids, cardenolins and saponins. This study will help in standardi-zation of plant and detection of adulterants.


Keywords: Alternanthera sessilis, Phytochemical, Proximate value, wild vegetable.



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Umate SK and Marathe VR (2017) Proximate and Phytochemical screening of Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC. (Amaranthaceae) – An underutilised leafy vegetable; International J. of Life Sciences, 5 (4): 703-705. 



Authors are thankful to Principal, N.E.S. Science College, Nanded for providing Laboratory facilities. 


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



Copyright: © 2017 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.



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