DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Mon, 20 May 2019

Phytochemistry, Pharmacognosy and Nutritional Composition of Allium Hookeri: an Ethnic Food Plant Used Among Adi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, India

Temin Payum1*, A.K Das 2, R. Shankar3

1. Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat, Department of Botany, East Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh. 791103.

2. Rajiv Gandhi University, Department of Botany, Doimukh, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, 791112.

3. Ayurveda Regional Research Institute, Itanagar, Papum-Pare District, Arunachal Pradesh, 791111.


Allium hookeri Roxb.isan ethnic medicinal food plant used among Adi tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Allium hookeri has been pharmacognostically discoursed in addition to phytochemical composition and proximate studies. This work also reports fifteen biologically active compounds from this medicinal food plant. Minerals and proximate composition of this plant is reported to be adequate for human consumption.

Keywords: Phytochemistry, Proximate, Minerals, Medicinal plant, Ethnic food.

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