Content of Toxic and Essential Metals in Medicinal Herbs Growing in Polluted and Unpolluted Areas of Macedonia

Gjorgieva Ackova, Darinka and Kadifkova-Panovska, Tatjana and Baceva, Katerina and Stafilov, Trajče (2010) Content of Toxic and Essential Metals in Medicinal Herbs Growing in Polluted and Unpolluted Areas of Macedonia. Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology , 61. pp. 297-303. ISSN 0004-1254

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine and compare Ba, Cr, Cd, Fe, Sr, Pb, and Zn content in medicinal herbs Urtica dioica L., Taraxacum offi cinale, and Matricaria recutita growing in polluted and unpolluted areas of the Republic of Macedonia. The metal content was determined using inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES). In the unpolluted area of Mt. Plačkovica the metal content in Taraxacum offi cinale was in the descending order: Fe>Sr>Zn>Ba>Cr, while Pb and Cd were below the limit of detection. In the polluted area of Veles, the order was as follows: Fe>Zn>Sr>Pb>Ba>Cd>Cr. Our results suggest that quality assurance and monitoring of toxic metals is needed for plants intended for human use and consumption. Medicinal plants should be picked in areas free of any contamination sources.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Chemical sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Natural sciences > Other natural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Darinka Gorgieva Ackova
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 12:35
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 10:40
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/1175

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