INVESTIGATION OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS OF WHITE WATER LILY NYMPHAEA ALBA LEAVESAbstract
Nymphaeaceae is a perennial herbaceous plant with a creeping rhizome that lives in calm waters at the edge of the lake or in the slowly flowing water channel. There are two species, Nymphaea alba (white lotus) and Nupharlutea (yellow lily), in Turkey, of which N. alba is common found in the Mediterranean region. In the present study, N. alba was used to discover novel alternative additives for industrial applications. The leaves of N. alba were collected from the Hatay region and dried in room conditions and pulverized, and then powdered. The powdery samples were examined by ICP-MS, GC/MS, LC/MS/MS, SEM and EDX, and XRD. Essential and free fatty acids analysis was conducted by GC/MS and found to be 1.75%. Minerals compounds were scrutinized by ICP/MS, results of minerals were found as Na 12864, Mg 1864.14, K 5144.35, Ca 8262.34 ppm. In addition, the alpha-tocopherol (E vitamin) analysis was examined by LC/MS/MS were found as 5.6 ± 0.4 mg / 100 g. The present analysis showed that N. alba extracts can be used a source in pharmaceuticals and cosmetical applications.
C. Turan *, M. K. Sangün, S. Karan and F. Turan
Iskenderun Technical University, Faculty of Marine Science and Technology, Iskenderun, Hatay, Turkey.
11 September 2020
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