Preliminary Evaluation of the Silica and Others Chemical Constituents of the Lyophilized Tea of Equisetum Arvense and Application of Its Biomass Wastes for Copper Adsorption

  •  Camila Muraroto Monteiro    
  •  Priscila Fernanda Pereira Barbosa    
  •  Denys Ribeiro De Oliveira    
  •  Leonardo Lataro Paim    
  •  Ana Paula Rizzato Nakamura    
  •  Devaney Ribeiro Do Carmo    


The herb Equisetum arvense is an herbaceous plant, commonly known as horsetail and as a medicinal plant. Its therapeutic resource is diffused intensely in the urban environment as an alternative or complementary form to allopathic medicines, therefore it is an important theme focused on medicine and popular health. In this context, the focus of the present work was to characterize the product of the tea from a manipulation form made by specialized pharmacy (M) and other natural product banking (B). The two horsetails were extracted in aqueous medium since this is the form in which the material is absorbed by the organisms. The M and B lyophilized products were preliminary characterized by infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), visible ultraviolet (Uv-vis), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray dispersive energy (EDX). The resulting biomass adsorption (wastes) were applied in the cupric ions adsorption and the maximum adsorption capacity (Nfmax of M and B horsetail were 4.4x10-4 mol g-1 and 2.6x10-4 mol g-1 respectively.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9698
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9701
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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