Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-DA-00002695
Title: Mineral analysis of the methanolic and aqueous leaves extracts of Moringa stenopetala collected from Shire Endaslassie, and from Abi-Addi, of Tigray Region, Ethiopia
Category: Drug Analysis
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Moringa is a tropical plant belonging to the family Moringaceae that grows throughout the tropics, and the genus Moringa consists of 13 species, are important edible plant in Ethiopia and Kenya. Objective: In the present study, the mineral contents such as zinc, iron, and copper of methanolic and aqueous leaf extracts of Moringa stenopetala were evaluated with standard methods. Replace deleted text with corrections. Materials and Methods: In the present study, the mineral contents such as zinc, iron, and copper of methanolic, and aqueous leaf extracts of M. stenopetala from Shire endaslassie (SE), and Abi-Addi (AA) from Tigray Region, Ethiopia, were analyzed by atomic absorption spectrophotometer and besides, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium were determined by flame atomic emission spectrophotometer using the association of analytical chemists standard methods. Results: The result of the present study was indicated that methanolic leaf extracts of M. stenopetala from AA contained a high amount of magnesium, sodium, iron, zinc, and copper (78.10 ± 0.13, 762 ± 0.82, 6.42 ± 0.13, 2.01±0.03, and 2.17 ± 0.09 mg/100 g), respectively, than for SE. Moreover, the concentrations of the calcium (1080.70 ± 2.49 mg/100 g) in aqueous leaf extracts of M. stenopetala were found highest compared to the other two areas. Conclusions: The mineral content of leaf extracts of M. stenopetala was found at different levels different in two regions (SE and AA). The methanolic and aqueous leave extracts from AA contained a significant amount of micronutrients such as magnesium, sodium, zinc, iron and copper, and calcium. Therefore, leaves of M. stenopetala from AA have a potential to be used as a nurse improver for humans and could contribute enormously toward meeting human nutritious requirements.

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    Zenebe Hagos1 *, M. Zenebe Teka2 , M. Yirga Brhane1 , K. Krishna Chaithanya1 , V. K. Gopalakrishnan1

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    1 Department of Chemistry, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Aksum University, Axum, Ethiopia,

    2 Department of Biology, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Aksum University, Axum, Ethiopia

    *Corresponding author: Zenebe Hagos, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Aksum University, Axum, Tigray Region, Ethiopia

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    Zenebe Hagos1 *, M. Zenebe Teka2 , M. Yirga Brhane1 , K. Krishna Chaithanya1 , V. K. Gopalakrishnan1

    Title:Mineral analysis of the methanolic and aqueous leaves extracts of Moringa stenopetala collected from Shire Endaslassie, and from Abi-Addi, of Tigray Region, Ethiopia
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2583-2586)
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    Methodology:Atomic absorption spectrophotometer, Flame atomic emission spectrophotometer, Mineral composition
    Research Materials:Moringa stenopetala

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Atomic absorption spectrophotometer Flame atomic emission spectrophotometer Mineral composition Moringa stenopetala

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