Vol. 7, Issue 11 (2018)
Nutraceutical and phytochemical investigation of Mucuna pruriens seed
G Shanmugavel and G Krishnamoorthy
The aim of the present study was to scrutinize the presence of nutritional and phytochemicals contents of the Mucuna pruriens (MP) seed. MP flour was evaluated for proximate analysis. The phytochemical validation was performed by biochemical test, Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS) in seed extract. The proximate analysis of MP flour showed relatively high carbohydrate value with good energy value. The qualitative phytocontent analysis indicated presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, saponins, steroids, tannin and terpenoids. The infrared spectral data revealed the presence of characteristic functional groups of amines, amides, phosphine, flurides, bromides, iodide, aliphatic and aromatic nitro compounds. The GCMS analysis showed the presence of alkaloid, carboxylic acid, terpenoid, polyphenol and other secondary metabolites. The present study was revealed that Mucuna pruriens seed as rich source of nutrient and phytochemicals, which could be utilized as good therapeutic agents.
How to cite this article:
G Shanmugavel, G Krishnamoorthy. Nutraceutical and phytochemical investigation of <em>Mucuna pruriens</em> seed. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(11):273-278.