UTILIZATION OF CASSIA SOPHERA L. SEED OIL CAKE AS BIOFERTILIZER.
*Dr. Shahin Aziz
Cassia Sophera Linn is one of the medicinally important plants belonging to the family of Leguminosae. The whole part of the plant used as traditional folk medicine for the treatment of pityriasis, psoriasis, asthma, acute bronchitis, cough, diabetes and convulsions of children. anti diahorreal and antipyretic effects. Oil extracted from the seeds of this plant is used as energy source as well as in cosmetics while the cake (a byproduct after extracting oil) was found to be rich in minerals in the form of plant nutrients. In order to reduce the production cost by minimizing or utterly eliminating the use of chemical fertilizers, decreasing environmental hazards, improve soil structure, promote leveraging agriculture and obtain high quality crops, C. Sophera seed oil cake getting importance due its rich mineral contents. Cassia Sophera seed oil cake was assessed and it was found to be a potential source of bio-fertilizer due to richness of nutrients. The analysis of valuable elements present in this oil cake was done by Atomic absorption spectrophotometer.
Keywords: Cassia Sophera seed oil cake, Bio-fertilizer, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, elemental compositions.
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