Detection of Lupeol in Calendula Officinalis Grown in Iraq by GC-MS Analysis

  • Noor Ali Kadhim National Center for Drug Control and Research (NCDCR)
  • Widad M K Al-Ani Ashur University College
  • Ibrahem S. Al-Joboury Department of Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants, College of Pharmacy, Al-Mustansiriya University, Baghdad, Iraq..

Abstract

Triterpenes are abundant group of natural compounds with important structural components of plant’s cell membranes. Free triterpenes stabilize phospholipid bilayers in plant cell membranes just as cholesterol does in animal cell membranes. Lupeol is a pentacyclic trite-


rpene reported to have important physiological and therapeutic effects in human health issues, therefore its extraction from Calendula officinalis flowers and detection by GC-MS is of significant importance.

Published
2019-12-01
How to Cite
KADHIM, Noor Ali; AL-ANI, Widad M K; AL-JOBOURY, Ibrahem S.. Detection of Lupeol in Calendula Officinalis Grown in Iraq by GC-MS Analysis. Al-Mustansiriyah Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (AJPS), [S.l.], v. 19, n. 4, p. 69-76, dec. 2019. ISSN 1815-0993. Available at: <http://ajps.uomustansiriyah.edu.iq/index.php/AJPS/article/view/636>. Date accessed: 15 nov. 2019.