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Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded 431606, India


In the present study, we have collected the leucocephala seeds which are seasonal and having good amount of oil content. The oil seeds can be used as the one of the adulterant for the coffee. The whole plant having importance for human being, it could be as the food or furniture. The immature seeds, pods and flower buds are used as the salad while the gum obtained from this plant can be used for the confectionary, pharmaceutics, and cosmetics industry. In some of the region, it is considered as the recalcitrant and attracts rodents. The plant is well-known in traditional medicine and seeds are the rich source of several necessary metabolites such as proteins, tannins, carotene, leucenol, and flavonol glycosides and having therapeutic potential like anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic activity. Hence, in our present investigation, we focus for the collection of seeds, and extraction of oil and its characterizations. The dried pods and seeds were collected from Waghi Village, near Nanded, Maharashtra. The obtained extract were further characterized for the confirmation of oil content by measuring lipid content, specific gravity, density, protein, and glucose content, and further analysis with thin layer chromatography. The obtained extract is also subjected to the anti-microbial activity.


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