Ancient Science of Life

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Year
: 1998  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 127--129

Effect of shodhana on the toxicity of Abrus precatorius


Gautam Dav Nath Singh1, R Banerji2, S Mahrotra2 
1 Department of Rasashastra, Institute of Medical sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005, India
2 National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow – 226 001, India

Correspondence Address:
Gautam Dav Nath Singh
Department of Rasashastra, Institute of Medical sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005
India

Seeds of Gunja (Abrus precatorius  Linn) are reported to be poisonous due to the presence of a toxic protein «SQ»abrin and an alkaloid hypaphorine. Te seeds after subjecting to the process of shodhana, find use in a number of Ayurvedic preparations. HPLC studies revealed that the process of shodhana resulted in depletion of more toxic alkaloid hypaphorine and protein abrin.


How to cite this article:
Dav Nath Singh G, Banerji R, Mahrotra S. Effect of shodhana on the toxicity of Abrus precatorius.Ancient Sci Life 1998;18:127-129


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Dav Nath Singh G, Banerji R, Mahrotra S. Effect of shodhana on the toxicity of Abrus precatorius. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 1998 [cited 2022 Sep 28 ];18:127-129
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