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Computational analyzing of 13 trace elemental concentrations in ten anti-skin disease traditional herbs from Telangana using ED-XRF-Technique


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Skin diseases present a major health concern worldwide. In recent years, herbal plants have been proved a good source of highly effective conventional agents for the treatment of several skin diseases. In this research study, the popular ED-XRF Technique was used for estimation of 13 trace elemental concentrations in 10 various Anti-skin diseases herbal plants, due to its multi-elemental, high sensitivity and low detection limits. Thirteen major and minor or trace elements namely P, K, Cl, Mn, Ca, Cu, Fe, Zn, Rb, Sr, Br and Se were identified and concentrations measured in ppm levels and further we have discussed a possible link between the curative properties of herbal plants and their elemental concentrations. In the present work, the concentration of S, Ca, Mn, Fe, and Zn was found at an enormous excess amount while Cu and Se found at low concentrations in selected medicinal plants when compared with the control sample (NIST Apple leaf). Notably, the present findings exhibited that, the curative potentials of these herbal plants used for curing various kinds of skin ailments since they are found to containing a rich amount of Mn, Ca, Zn, Se, Cu and Fe.







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  • Department of Physics, Kakatiya University, Warangal - 506009, TS, India
  • Department of Botany, Govt. Degree College, Mulugu - 506343, TS, India


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