Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3778

Full Length Research Paper

Quantitative estimation of β-sitosterol and stigmasterol in Gloriosa superba L. and Urginea indica (Roxb.) Kunth

Anirudha Rishi* and Sonam Sneha
Department of Biotechnology and Allied Sciences, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)-303122, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 October 2013
  •  Published: 10 November 2013


The present study was done to reveal the quantitative content of total sterols in various plant parts of Gloriosa superba and Urginea indica. In G. superba the maximum amount of total sterols (β-sitosterol and stigmasterol) was observed in flowers (22.12 mg/gdw) and minimum in rhizome (15.82 mg/gdw). In U. indica the maximum amount of total sterols (β-sitosterol, stigmasterol) was observed in leaf (23.46 mg/gdw) and minimum was found in bulb (18.18 mg/gdw).

Key words: Gloriosa superba, Urginea indica, β-sitosterol, stigmasterol.