Application of LIBS in Detection of Antihyperglycemic Trace Elements in Momordica charantia

N.K. Rai, P.K. Rai, S. Pandhija, G. Watal, A.K. Rai, D.D. Bicanic

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Abstract

The present study exploits the information based on concentration of trace elements and minerals in understanding the role/mechanism of action of freeze-dried fruit powder suspended in distilled water of Momordica charantia (family: Cucurbitaceae) in diabetes treatment. Laser-induced break down spectroscopy (LIBS) spectra of plant product was recorded under optimized experimental conditions and analyzed. Several atomic lines such as Na, K, Mg, Ca, Fe, Al, etc. have been observed in the LIBS spectra of the above plant product. The concentrations of these minerals are determined by using calibration-free LIBS method. Correlation between the concentration of these elements/minerals and their defined role in diabetes management was studied in normal as well as diabetic animal models
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-171
JournalFood Biophysics
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • induced breakdown spectroscopy
  • psidium-guajava
  • herbs

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