DETERMINATION OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS OF EQUISETUM ARVENSE BY GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY METHODAbstract
Equisetum arvense has a great medicinal value for its wound and burn healing properties. Traditionally, the plant is used by local people and Ayurvedic physicians mainly for its burn healing properties. The methanolic extract of Equisetum arvense was obtained by extraction. The present study focuses on the analysis of the methanol extract of Equisetum arvense by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. The phytocomponents of the methanol extract of Equisetum arvense were investigated by using Gas Chromatography-Mass spectrometry, while the mass spectra of the compounds found in the extract were matched with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Library. The study revealed the presence of six phyto-components.
S. Yilmaz, S. Ekinci and B. Yilmaz *
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
07 December 2013
19 February 2014
28 February 2014
01 March 2014