ISSN : 2320-7051

  • No. 772, Basant Vihar, Kota

    Rajasthan-324009 India

  • Call Us On

    +91 9784677044


International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : (522) Last page : (525)
Article doi: :

An Analysis of the Chemical Composition of Dehydrated Underutilized Hogweed (Boerhaavia diffusa) Root Powder 

Rosy Kumari*

Assistant Professor, Department of Home Science, Patna Women’s College, Patna – 800001
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 5.03.2019  |  Revised: 12.04.2019   |  Accepted: 22.04.2019  



The herb is distributed throughout India. Herbs play an important role in our day to day life. They were the only source of medicine in olden days. Even today herbs are equally important to modern drugs as they have fewer side effects when compared to synthetic drugs. It has a long history of uses by indigenous and tribal people and in Ayurvedic or natural herbal medicines. Extract of roots of Boerhaavia diffusa was evaluated for antistress, adoptogenic activity in albino mice, by swim endurance test and cold restrain stress. The extract improved the stress tolerance by significantly increasing the swim duration and reducing the elevated WBC, bloodglucose and plasma cartisol. The objective of the present study is to determined the chemical composition of the Boerhaavia diffusa root powder Products developed by Boerhaavia diffusa root powder were analyzed for moisture, ash, energy, fat, fiber, carbohydrate, iron, calcium and phosphorus. Moisture, ash, fat, crude fibre, protein and energy content were found 49.83%/100g, 4.16g/100g, 0.46g/100g, 4.5g /100g, 4.33g /100g, 133.88KJ respectively. Calcium content found to be 622mg/100g and phosphorous content of the Boerhaavia diffusa root powder was found to be 74.16 mg /100g.

Key words: Boerhaavia diffusa, Root powder, Chemical analysis.

Full Text : PDF; Journal doi :

Cite this article: Kumari, R., An Analysis of the Chemical Composition of Dehydrated Underutilized Hogweed (Boerhaavia diffusa) Root Powder, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(2): 522-525 (2019). doi: