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Abstract

Diosgenin A Constitutent Of Piper Betle L. Root

Author(s): B. S Dixit, R Banerji, J. K Johri, G. R Bhatt, K. P Sircar

Diosgenin content in the roots of Piper betle was estimated by GLC and was found to be 0.08% on dry wt basis. The roots, a waste by-product obtained during replantation of the crop, can be tapped as cheaper source of diosgenin and may prove a boon for commercially limping betelvine industry.