Pea nut's Details & Specifications

 
Botanical Name :  Arachis hypogaea Linn.
Hindi Name :  Mungphali (View Name of this herb in more Languages)
English Name :  Pea nut
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Category

:  Emollient
 
 

Source

Seeds :  Dried
N/A :  N/A
N/A :  N/A
 
 

Family

:  Leguminosae
 
 
Geographical Source
The plant is indigenous to South America and is found in following countries :- China India Java Kenya Nigeria South America It is an annual plant native of tropical South America and is cultivated in many tropical and sub-tropical countries including Nigeria, Kenya, China, Java, and India.
 
 

Identification

Organoleptic characteristics
Colour :  N/A
Seeds :  Pea nut
Taste :  N/A
Size :  N/A
Physical Standards
Total Ash :  N/A
Moisture :  Not more than 15 %
 
 

Chemical Constituents

Major
Major chemical constituents responsible for physicochemical and therapeutic action of the herb are :- Oil (40 to 50 %)] Protein (25 to 30 %) Starch (15 to 20 %) Fatty acids - oleic acid, linoleic acid, stearic acid and arachidic acid Palmitic acid
 
Minor
Various minor chemical constituents of this drug are as under :-- Glycerides of fatty acids like oleic, linoleic, stearic, arachidic, lignoceric and palmitic acid. Aflatoxin and colouring substances in raw oil
 
 

Storage

To maintain physicochemical properties and medicinal values of the herb it is recommended to maintain following storage conditions :- Air tight containers Protection from light Protection from moisture