Phytochemical Analysis of Methanolic Extract of Jordanian Melissa officinalis L.
- Hammad K. Aldal in
The methanolic extract obtained from leaves, steam and seeds of M. officinalis growing in Karak city-Jordan, was investigated, discussed for its phytoconstituents for the first time and analyzed by GC-MS instrument with BSTFA and Heptan solvents. Plant parts were collected during the spring semester 2018. Results showed that leaves extract have twenty one major and minor natural compounds available in all parts. Six of them which were above 1 % have been found in the extract of leaves more than other parts of the plant. Leaves extract are a good source of various phytoconstituents. These natural compounds gave leaves an important role to use it as anticancer and sedative due to the presence of Palmitic acid and polar compounds. Leaves are much interesting part due to the availability of these bioactive compounds as major and minor compounds more than other parts. Thus, the isolation of leaves phytochemical compounds will give fruitful results for further detailed study.
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