Determination of K, Na and Ca with flame atomic emission spectroscopy and screening of active compounds of Withania someniferum roots from Iraq
Nehad Kanaan Abed , Ali Rasool Mahmood Al-Bakaa , Mohammed Abdullah Ahmed, Zainab Abbas Jabbar
Journal Title:Annals of Tropical Medicine & Public Health
A soxhlet Carbon tetrachloride, Chloroform, Ethanol and Aqueous extracts from the W.S. roots (In Iraq as knowing semalferahk), which traditionally used for treatment of infertility; Alkaline elements (K) potassium, (Na) sodium, and (Ca) calcium were calibrated by F.A.E.S., and screening of active compounds of W.S. roots, to analyze Q.P. of various Carbon tetrachloride, Chloroform, Ethanol and Aqueous extracts of root parts of W.S. The present study investigates the qualitative analysis of the major bioactive constituents of root parts of W.S. in some solvents (Carbon tetrachloride, Chloroform, Ethanol and Aqueous water); Phytochemical screening method was used to identify qualitative analysis of bioactive component. While the quantitative analysis of (K, Na, and Ca) was analyzed by F.A.E.S.; The extraction results show higher concentration of potassium then sodium; While calcium doesn’t exist. The bioactive component flavonoids were found in all those extracts; but only CCl4 and CHCl3 extract contents saponin, while tannin and unthioqunone doesn’t exist in four extracts.