Quality and quantity evaluation of flavonoids in the aerial parts, flowers and fruits of Varthemia persica (var. persica) DC

Ghasemi, N.; Shams Ardekani, M. R.; Siapoush, A.; Asghari, Gh. R.
April 2008
Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (JMUMS);2008, Vol. 18 Issue 63, p4
Academic Journal
Background and Purpose: Varthemia persica is an aromatic plant belonging to the Astraceae family. The plant is endemic to Iran. It contains volatile oils and the main constituents of volatile oils are sesquiterepens. There is no information regarding flavonoid constituents. Materials and Methods: Extract was prepared from freeze-dried power of flower, fruit and aerial parts with methanol-water (1-1) and HC1 (1.2 M). Determination of myricetin, Lute Olin, apigenin, quercetin and kaempferol in all samples were carried out by HPLC. 'Results: The plant flowers contain all five mentioned flavonoids, however, fruit and aerial parts contain only kaempferol, lute Olin and quercetin. Conclusion: The plants can be considered as flavonoid containing plant and are a good candidate for pharmacological studies.


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