Biochemical and mineral analysis of the undervalued leaves – Psidium guajava L.

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There are wide varieties of plants which are naturally available in our environment and its nutritional values are still unknown to us. Psidium guajava is one such plant; its nutrient values are still unknown. So the present study deals with the biochemical and nutritive analysis of Psidium guajava L. The leaves of Psidium guajava were collected from Kannur District, Kerala. The leaves were shade dried and powered. The macronutrients and micronutrients were analysed by following standard methods. Thebiochemical studies reveals that the presence of carbohydrate, protein, starch and amino acid in very less amount. It is also estimated that guava leaves are the good source of vitamins such as Vitamin C and Vitamin B, Minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Iron. The results of comparison between the guava leaf and fruit based on concentration of micronutrients reveals that the leaf has more concentration in Vitamin B, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Iron, but the concentration of Vitamin C and Potassium were higher in fruit. Hence the study reveals that Psidium guajava leaves rich in nutrients and can be added in our day to day life.

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... The leaves were rich sources of valuable bioactive compounds and can be explored as nutraceuticals. vitamins, minerals and other nutrients it needs to maintain healthy tissues and organ function ( Thomas et al., 2017) There . are wide varieties of plants which are naturally available in our environment; various parts of these plants have nutritional values which are still unknown to us. ...
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In the present study, antibacterial activity of aqueous and organic extracts of Psidium guajava leaves was evaluated against multidrug resistant (MDR) clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus strains collected from hospitals in northern (Malabar region) Kerala. The strains which exhibited resistance against all the antibiotics tested was selected for antibacterial assays. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) for methanolic and aqueous extracts was found to be 625 ug/ml and 7.5 mg/ml, respectively. Minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) recorded for methanolic and aqueous extracts was 1.25 and 12.5 mg/ml, respectively. Methanolic extract at minimum bactericidal concentration inhibited the growth of MDR strain by 80%. Time-kill assay revealed that methanolic extract (4 mg/ml) killed MDR bacteria within 10 hr. Total polypeptide profiling of bacterial cultures by SDS-PAGE indicated a high degree of protein degradative activity of the extract. Finally, a human RBC based haemolytic assay showed absence of haemolysis even at concentrations higher than that of MBC, advocating thereby its safety in therapeutic use.
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