Some Toxic and Essentials Metals in Medicinal Plants growing in R. Macedonia

Gjorgieva Ackova, Darinka and Kadifkova-Panovska, Tatjana and Baceva, Katerina and Stafilov, Trajče (2010) Some Toxic and Essentials Metals in Medicinal Plants growing in R. Macedonia. American-Eurasian Journal of Toxicological Sciences, 2 (1). pp. 57-61. ISSN 2079-2050

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Plants are used in different ways, among those as medicine, and monitoring of metals in the plants is of great importance for protecting the public from the hazard of possible toxic effects and also for information about the nutrition value of the plants. Contents of some toxic and essential metals were determined in four medicinal plants [Urtica dioica L. (Urticaceae), Robinia pseudoacacia L. (Fabaceae), Taraxacum officinale (Asteraceae) and Matricaria recutita (Asteraceae)] from Plackovica Mountain, R. Macedonia, with atomic emission spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma (ICP-AES). Metal content was in descending order of Fe>Al>Sr>Zn>Cu>Cr, while Pb, Ni and Cd were present in minor amounts. From toxicological point of view, none of investigated plants would be harmful for the user by taking the plant material in the traditional manner for phytotherapeutically purposes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Natural sciences > Other natural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Darinka Gorgieva Ackova
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 12:37
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 10:41

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