Lipid-Soluble Toxic Factor from Horsegram (Dolichos biflorus)


  • P. G. and Research Centre, Hyderabad, India
  • Central Food Technological Research Institute, Discipline of Biochemistry and Applied Nutrition, Mysore, India


It was Reported by a few Workers that Rats Fed on a Raw Horse Gram Diet as the Sole Source of Protein Lost Weight and some of them Died after Feeding for a few Weeks. Ray Isolated a Lipid-soluble Factor from an Alcohol Extract of Raw Horsegram, Dissolved in Groundnut Oil and Administered Orally in Different Doses to Young Rats to Assess its Toxicity.

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Alternative Medicine

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