Comparision of Chlorophyll Content in Diffrent Tulsi Species Found in Paikmal, Bargarh District, Odisha

Akshya Kumar Mishra *

Department of Microbiology, Batakrushna College of Pharmacy, Nuapada, Odisha, India.

Aishwarya Khamari

School of Life Science, Sambalpur University, Odisha, India.

Debashish Gardia

Department of Pharmacology, Batakrushna College of Pharmacy, Nuapada, Sambalpur, Odisha, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Tulsi is one of the most important plants found in India having medicinal and religious value. It represents by genus Ocimum belonging to family Lameaceae. There are 60 species of Ocimum that all over the world. Medicinally, Tulsi uses as herbal tea, treatment of respiratory disease, cold fever etc. Besides medicinal use it has religious important in Hindu religion Bargarh district located in western Odisha having longitude 82.5167 latitude 20.8167 paikmal generally four species of Tulsi found such Ocimum tenuiflorum (black Tulsi), Ocimum sanctum (green Tulsi), Ocimum basilicum(dohna) and Ocimum gratissimum (Vana Tulsi). In this study there was an attempt to made to find out chlorophyll content of different Tulsi species found in Bargarh district Paikmal area of Odisha. Also this studies were compare the chlorophyll pigment of 4 different species of Tulsi as Ocimum tenuiflorum (black Tulsi), Ocimum sanctum (green Tulsi), Ocimum basilicum(dohna) and Ocimum gratissimum (van Tulsi). Among the results the maximum total chlorophyll content found in Ocimum tenuiflorum and list in Ocimum sanctum. The chlorophyll a found maximum in Ocimum basilicum. And minimum in Ocimum gratissimum. The chlorophyll b found maximum in Ocimum basilicum and minimum in Ocimum tenuiflorum. The total chlorophyll found Ocimum gratissimum and minimum in Ocimum sanctum. This type of study provides us data regarding distribution of chlorophyll in different species of a genera, and high amount of chlorophyll indicate maximum photosynthetic activity of that plant and its medicinal importance.

Keywords: Ocimum sp, chlorophyll content, medicinal use, spectrophotometer, Paikmal


How to Cite

Mishra, A. K., Khamari, A., & Gardia, D. (2022). Comparision of Chlorophyll Content in Diffrent Tulsi Species Found in Paikmal, Bargarh District, Odisha. Asian Journal of Research in Botany, 5(1), 163–167. Retrieved from https://journalajrib.com/index.php/AJRIB/article/view/134

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