GC/Mass Analysis of Adiantium capillus veneris Linn
Naema M El Aali*, Salah N Bugrein, Mohammed F El-Fellah, Yusra F Layas and Wejdan K Almesmari
Chemistry Department, Faculty of science, Benghazi University, Libya
*Corresponding Author: Naema M El Aali, Chemistry Department, Faculty of science, Benghazi University, Libya
February 14, 2018; Published: April 16, 2018
Adiantium capillus veneris linn is a member of Adiantaceae family which has been used as a folk medicine in management of hyperglycemia
and in bacterial resistance as they contain a large number of antioxidant compounds. Although there are some reports
showing the phytochemical screening of methanolic and ethanolic extract but there is no phytochemical screening of the water extract
even though it is the one used by people in folk medicine
The powdered dried leaves of A. capillus veneris L. was extracted continuously by Soxhlet extractor. Furthermore the water extract
of the whole leaves was introduced to Gas chromatography – Mass spectroscopy technique. GC/MS analysis revealed the presence of
105 compounds, 6 of them could not be identified.
Keywords: Adiantium cappillus veneris Linn; Gas Chromatography; Mass Spectroscopy; Phytochemical; Folk Medicine
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