The research work was conducted to study the proximate and mineral concentration of Fagonia arabica. Results revealed that leaves and seeds have maximum moisture content (58.51±0.50) followed by shoots and roots (43.29±0.42, 29.45±0.28 respectively). Ash and protein (1.85±0.12, 0.64±0.01 respectively) increased in different parts in descending order i.e. roots<shoots<leaves and seeds, whereas fat and fiber contents (1.33±0.05, 56.80±0.23 respectively) decreased in ascending order i.e. roots>shoots>leaves and seeds. When concentration of different minerals was taken into an account, it was revealed that Zn (33.28 μg g -1) and Na (1705.00 μg g -1 ) were maximum in roots and minimum in leaves and seeds (21.99 μg g -1, 138.00 μg g -1 respectively). Concentration of Mn, Fe, P, K, and Ca decreased in order of leaves and seeds> shoots> roots.
Anwar Ali Shad, Hamidullah Shah , F.K. Khattak , Nabeela G. Dar and Jehan Bakht , 2002. Proximate and Mineral Constituents of Medicinal Herb Fagonia arabica. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 1: 710-711.