CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF FAGOPYRUM ESCEULENTUM MOENCH SEED THROUGH GC-MSAbstract
Medicinal herbs are a precious heritage for us and since long is a part of traditional as well modern system of medicine. These herbs provide less toxic and more effective drug molecules which are helpful in various ailments. In the present work, we have focused on an edible herb which bears a large number of medicinal properties. Fagopyrum esceulentum Moench (Buckwheat) has a long tradition of being used as food and medicine which is endorsed with abundant of nutrients like flavonoids, polyphenols, proteins, vitamins, phytosterols, carotenoids, and minerals, etc. in it. In the present study, chemical and pharmacological investigation of buckwheat seed ethanol extract were carried out for determining its usefulness in human health. The GC-MS analysis was performed and based on Mass Spectra fragmentation pattern and retention indices, phytoconstituents were identified. Major constituents identified were 9-octadecenamide, n-hexadecanoic acid, ethyl linolate, 9-octadecenoic acid (z), 2, 3-dihydroxypropyl ester, ergost-5-en-3-ol (3.beta.24r), gamma-sitosterol, lupeol, fumaric acid. These phytoconstituents show various pharmacological activities like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, anticancer, anti-hyperglycemic, dyslipidemic and cardiovascular activities.
Neeraj *, N. Vasudeva and S. Sharma
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India.
01 September 2018
14 October 2018
18 October 2018
01 May 2019