TRACE AND MAJOR ELEMENTS IN ANTI-UROLITHIATIC MEDICINAL PLANTSAbstract
The inhibitory role of trace and major elements in urinary stone crystallization was investigated in five widely used anti-urolithiatic medicinal plants of North East India. Fifteen elements namely K, Ca, Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se and Br were detected with different concentrations (in ppm level) by Proton Induced X-ray Emission(PIXE) technique while light elements namely F, Na, Mg, Al, P and Cl by Proton Induced Gamma ray Emission(PIGE) technique in the studied plants. Analysis was performed on thick targets (pellets) prepared using the powders of specimens through a series of processing steps. Thick targets of plant based Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) were served as standardization of PIXE and PIGE set up.
R. K. Bhanisana Devi *, H. Nandakumar Sarma and Sanjiv Kumar
Department of Physics, Manipur University, Canchipur, India
02 November, 2015
22 December, 2015
22 January, 201610.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.7(4).1640-44
01 April, 2016