DETERMINATION OF MACRO AND MICROELEMENTS CONTENTS IN GENTIANA MACROPHYLLA PALL. HERBAbstract
Macro and microelements are integrally linked to hormones, vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes in the human body. They affect the normal course of physiological processes. Some medicinal plants contain substantial contents of micro-and macro-elements, which makes it possible to use them purposefully for the prevention and treatment of various diseases. The target of the research was samples of G. macrophylla herb harvested and procured in the Republic of Tyva. The aim of this research provided a quantitative determination of the elemental composition in the herb of G. macrophylla Pall. as a possible source of macro and microelements. The determination was carried out with the atomic absorption spectrophotometry technique. As was discovered, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Cr, Se, Mo, B, and Ag are present in the G. macrophylla herb. The maximum admissible contents of heavy metals in the specimen under study did not exceed the limits recommended for the quality assessment of herbal raw materials.
V. A. Tsukurova *, O. V. Evdokimova and V. I. Prokofieva
Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation, 119991.
01 March 2020
09 June 2020
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01 March 2021