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Abstract

Immunostimulant Activity Of Inulin Isolated From Saussurea Lappa Roots

Author(s): Savita Kulkarni, Sandhya Desai

Polyfructoscan, inulin was extracted from the dried roots of Saussurea Iappa. The crude inulin obtained was purified by fractional recrystallization using ethanol. lnulin was characterized by IR, NMR, DSC and X-ray diffraction studies. The fructose content in inulin isolated from Saussurea lappa roots was quantitatively estimated to be 95.89% w/w. lnulin in the insoluble form was found to significantly potentiate the delayed type hypersensitivity response to SRBC and also Increase the total WBC count.