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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 2670-2696
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.305


Best from Waste: Therapeutic Potential of Plant Waste (Seeds, Peels, Flowers)
Savan Donga* and Sumitra Chanda
Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Microbiological Laboratory, Department of Biosciences (UGC-CAS), Saurashtra University, Rajkot-360 005, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Bio waste which includes fruit and vegetable peels, seeds, pomace, rind are generated in enormous amounts and discarded into the environment adding to pollution. Flowers which are generally used for decoration and religious purpose are also thrown into nature as unwanted material. They create lot of waste and are also hazardous. However, these parts of the plant are seeds, endowed with phytoconstituents and sometimes more than those present in other parts. The best was to minimize this hazard is making use of them in food, pharmaceutical and allied industries after proper extraction of bioactive compounds from them. To enumerate this idea, in this review, we have enlisted seeds, peels and flowers of 60 different plants along with their biological activity and bioactive compounds present in them. Some are used directly as crude extracts while some are used to synthesize nanoparticles which show promising biological activities. Thus, plant waste i.e. seeds, peels and flowers can be used profitably as a source of natural medicine or ingredients in many industries. Some activities are reported but other activities can be tried out. Detailed structurally analysis also should be done which may give new lead molecules or new drugs to be used as safe, natural and novel antimicrobics or antioxidants or anticancer or antiulcer agents. This review undeniably and definitely opens up the possibility for utilization of these plant waste products for therapeutic and industrial purpose.


Keywords: Seeds, Peels, Flowers, Bioactive compounds, Medicinal plants, Plant waste, Nanoparticles, Biological activity
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Savan Donga and Sumitra Chanda. 2020. Best from Waste: Therapeutic Potential of Plant Waste (Seeds, Peels, Flowers).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 2670-2696. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.305