Metalic Trace Elements in Medicinal Plants from Macedonia

Gjorgieva, Darinka and Kadifkova-Panovska, Tatjana and Baceva, Katerina and Stafilov, Trajče (2011) Metalic Trace Elements in Medicinal Plants from Macedonia. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 7 (1). pp. 109-114. ISSN 1990-9233

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Abstract

Medicinal plants are a source of biologically important elements, which may play a part in the observed therapeutic uses of these plants. It is therefore of major interest to establish the levels of some elements in common herbal plants because, at elevated levels, these elements can also be dangerous and toxic. It was therefore imperative to explore the present status of local plants Urtica dioica L. Taraxacum officinale, Robinia pseudoacacia and Matricaria recutita, in terms of selected heavy metals and macronutrients (Zn, Cu, Fe, Cr, Ca, K, Li, Mg and Na). All the elements were accumulated to greater or lower extents by all 4 plant species studied. Elemental studies of the plants showed that they contained large amounts of nutrients and were rich in Mg, Ca and K.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Biological sciences
Natural sciences > Chemical sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Darinka Gjorgieva Ackova
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 12:37
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2012 12:37
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/1183

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