Determination and Evaluation of Mineral Constituents of Medicinal Plants used for the Treatment of Asthma and other Ailments by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

  • Shamroz Bano Sahito Department of Chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Pakistan
  • Wahid Bux Jatoi Department of Chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Pakistan
  • Ghulam Qadir Shaar Department of Chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Pakistan
  • Khalida Parveen Mahar Department of Chemistry, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Pakistan
  • Pirbho Mal Makhija Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College, Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Tasneem Gul Kazi National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro-76080-Pakistan

Abstract

Mineral contents have been determined for thirty samples from three medicinal plants (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Salvadora oleoides and Euphoria hirta) . Fifteen essential trace and toxic elements were determined, using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Ten samples from each plant were collected from the vicinity of Jamshoro and Tandojam Agricultural University and drug stores. The edible parts of all three plants were digested with two known wet asking methods. It was observed that the levels of essential micronutrient Ca, Mg, Fe, Mn and Zn, in all there medicinal plants are found to be (3.491.3-3928.2), (2269.3-3617.3), (3.23-5.42), (6.13-7.33) and (4.22-6.94) mg/100g respectively on dried basis. The efficiency of digesting mineral acid mixtures was checked by certified reference sample of Spinach NBS-1570.

Published
Dec 2, 2013
How to Cite
BANO SAHITO, Shamroz et al. Determination and Evaluation of Mineral Constituents of Medicinal Plants used for the Treatment of Asthma and other Ailments by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry. Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 1, p. 7, dec. 2013. ISSN 2221-5255. Available at: <http://pjaec.pk/index.php/pjaec/article/view/225>. Date accessed: 15 dec. 2017.