CULTIVATION, HARVESTING AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN CURCUMA LONGA
Mohd Javed, S. K. Upadhayaya and Vijai Malik*
The present investigation has been carried out to investigate the yield and quantitative analysis of Curcumin and Curcuminoids by HPTLC using methanolic extract in seventeen variety of Curcuma longa collected from different locality and research center. After harvesting it was observed that CL-69 yields maximum and CL-320 yields minimum of the total variety of Curcuma longa. Largest yield of CL-69 in the field was 2025 gm and lowest yield of CL-320 in the field was 43 gm. Least amount of Curcumin was present in CL-67 (0.26 by weight w/w). Least amount of Curcuminoids was present in CL-67(0.44 by weight w/w). Highest amount of Curcumin and Curcuminoids was present in NDH-14 (1.96 & 3.59 by weight w/w respectively).
Keywords: Curcuma longa, Curcumin, Curcuminoids, HPTLC.
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