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Phenolics are well distributed secondary metabolites in the plant kingdom and cure various ailments in human beings. In the present study, total phenolic (TP) and caffeic acid (CA) contents in fruits, leaves and stem of Solanum indicum species collected from different locations of Madhya Pradesh state of India were studied. Results showed the following trend for TP and CA contents; fruits> leaves> stem. Fruits (28.52±0.29) from Chhindwara & Betul area (Satpura plateau agroclimatic region) contained maximum TP content trailed by leaves (16.29±0.07) and stem (11.79±0.03) belonging to Amarkantak area (Northern Hill’s Zone of Chhattisgarh agroclimatic region). CA content was observed maximum in fruits (0.0192±0.00) followed by leaves (0.0187±0.01) and stem (0.0154±0.01) of Seoni area (Kymore Plateau & Satpura Hills agroclimatic region). The variation in the populations will be helpful for in-situ as well as ex-situ conservation of this reagionally threatened dashmool species and its further utilization in Ayurvedic formulations.


Solanum indicum Total phenolic content Caffeic acid Different locations

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Saxena, H., Parihar, S. ., Pawar, G. . ., Rao, G. R. ., Sahu, V. R. ., & Dhar, P. . (2021). Comparative analysis of phenolic content in Solanum indicum L. harvested from different locations of Madhya Pradesh state of India. Environment Conservation Journal, 22(3), 415–421.

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