Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology

Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9029

Husnain Nawaz

Dr, Barrani Agricultural Research Institute, Pakistan

  • Research Article   

    Author(s): Husnain Nawaz*, Ahsan Nawaz and Ayesha Ahsan

    Hemp is a local plant of highlands of Pakistan, it is a crop of massive economic importance, and this paper is an effort to acknowledge the marvelous physio-chemical properties and socio-economical uses of hemp plant. Hemp extract is rich in antioxidants and a significant phenolic content. It is a crop containing a high polyunsaturated acid content and antioxidants. The hemp oil was extracted from the seeds of hemp and 33% yield was acquired and it was compared for its TPC and antioxidants with the commercially available hemp oil. Folin-Ciocalteu reagent and DPPH assay were used to determine total phenolic content of oil and leaves extracts. The future prospects of the study reside in the idea that hemp is a valuable crop thus it should be explored further for commercial and edible purposes... View More»

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