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ISSN: 2637-4579

Open Access Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Biosciences

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-4579)

Extraction of Starch from Ginger Rhizome (ZingiberOfficinale)

Volume 2 - Issue 4

Sudha Melluri and Abbaraju Krishna Sailaja*

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    • RBVRR Women’s college of pharmacy, Osmania University, India

    *Corresponding author: A Krishna Sailaja, Associate professor and Head, RBVRR Women’s college of pharmacy, Osmania university, Hyderabad,India

Received: July 02, 2018;   Published: July 09, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/OAJBEB.2018.02.000143

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Zingiberofficinale belonging to family Zingiberaceae is an ancient Indian medicine used in several disorders. The main object behind to isolate starch from the ginger rhizome. Ginger is the rhizome of the plant Zingiberofficinale, Starch is one of the most abundant organic chemicals on earth and it is synthesized in the amyloplasts of seeds, grain, roots and tubers of many plants where it serves as the chemical storage form of energy from the sun. Many drugs commonly used today are herbal origin. Herbal medicine is the oldest form of healthcareknown to mankind. Herbs have been used by all cultures throughout history. Herbal medicine is also in great demand in developed world for primary healthcare because of their efficacy, safety and lesser side effects. The aim of present study is to isolate and Phytochemical screening tests were performed. Zinger officinale rhizomes were extracted by using centrifugation process at 3500rpm. Preliminary Phytochemical screening tests of ginger rhizome extract were performed. Ginger contains a many constituent like starch, fat, Gingerol, volatile oil. And it is used traditionally for dizziness, arthritis, menstrual pain. While isolation of starch from ginger rhizome will be used for pharmacological effect.

Abstract| Introduction| Material and Methodology| Identification Tests for to Characterise Various Chemical Constituents| Results| Conclusion| References|