Home | Articles
Published on:July 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2017; 51(3s):s217-s220
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.51.3s.16

Heavy Metal Contents of Melissa Which is Sold in Herbalists


Authors and affiliation (s):

Yavuz Bülent Köse*, Merve Uzun, Nagehan Saltan

Anadolu University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, 26470, Eskişehir, TURKEY.

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to determine the heavy metal content that is important in human health and the plants sold as Melissa L. in herbalists. Plant samples were purchased from 14 different herbalist and specimens were identified by Flora of Turkey. Heavy metal contents (Fe, Co, Mn, Zn, Al, Cd) and some nutrients (Na, K, Ca, Mg) were identified by the ICP-OES method. As a result of the diagnoses, 4 of 14 samples were Melissa officinalis L. and others were identified as Lippia citriodora. According to ICP analysis, Zn, Cd and Co were not found in any sample. Other elements were found to be Al 200.93-695.29 mg/kg, Fe 4.51-339.37 mg/kg, Mn 1.61-73.59 mg/kg, Mg 3611.17-10001.73 mg/kg, Ca 9727.78-25435.9 mg/kg, K 10484.44-21975.71 mg/ kg, Na 176.78-524.97 mg/kg, respectively. Fe, Ca and Mg has been found above the level of toxic effects in terms of human health, while other elements were within the optimum limit.

Keywords: Melissa, ICP, Heavy Metal, Herbalists, Turkey.

 

Articles in PDF, ePUB and Full text are attached to this page. In order to download, print or access these formats you must be logged in.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
4 + 0 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.




 

User login

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
5 + 0 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

The Official Journal of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI)
(Registered under Registration of Societies Act XXI of 1860 No. 122 of 1966-1967, Lucknow)

Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (IJPER) [ISSN-0019-5464] is the official journal of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) and is being published since 1967.

DOI HISTORY

IJPER uses reference linking service using Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) by Crossref. Articles from the year 2013 are being assigned DOIs for its permanent URLs