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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 65-71

Biodeterioration in Emblica based Medicinal products and their Aflatoxin contamination


School of Pharmacy, Ring Road, Devi Ahilya University, Indore (M.P.), India

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G P Choudhary
School of Pharmacy, Ring Road, Devi Ahilya University, Indore (M.P.)
India
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In the present investigation, Emblica officinalis Gaerth. Syn Phyllanthus emblica linn. has been selected on account of its large scale use in manufacture of indigenous drugs. Among the various fungal, species, Aspergillus flavus was the most dominant and frequent species in most of food stuffs studied. The total population of Aspergillus. flavus was recorded in range of 20.30 x 103 - 89.50 x 103 colonies/g in dried Aonla, 8.00 - 42.25 x 103 colonies/g in dried Aonla, 8.00 - 42.25 x 103 colonies/g Triphala, 1.25 x 103 - 19.83 x 103 colonies/g in hair oil and 1.20- 27.00 x 103 colonies/g in Aonla syrup. Minimum 26.66% percentage incidence of aflatoxin contamination was recorded in samples where the frequency of Aspergillus flavus was 91.50%.


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