Elemental, Phytochemical And Antimicrobial Analysis Of Amorphophallus Commutatus Linn

Research Article
Sagarika Damle and Atul Kotian
Sagarika Damle and Atul Kotian
Amorphophallus commutatus, phytochemical, antimicrobial, elemental analysis

India’s diverse ecosystems and climatic conditions have lead to abundance of plant species. A variety of seasonal plants are a part of Indian diet. Amorphophallus commutatus Linn., locally known as Shevra,belonging to Family Araceae, grows in wild during monsoon season in Maharashtra. According to the locals, only certain parts of the plant are edible and those are considered to render certain health benefits.Therefore, a comparative analysis of phytochemical constituents and antimicrobial activities of its edible and inedible parts was taken up that would help in highlighting its prospective use in healthcare sector along with minimising the wastage of inedible plant part. Elemental analysis of the edible part also established the nutritional benefits of this seasonal but less popular plant of urban population.