International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)

Constituents and Biological Activity of Sudanese Beta vulgaris (Amaranthaceae) Seed Oil


Abdel Karim M, EL-Faiz F, Ayda Y

Beta vulgaris is widely distributed in tropical and sub-tropical regions of Asia and Africa. Root and leave are edible. The root contains some pigments known as betalains. This plant is rich in vitamin C, folic acid, flavonoids and carotenoids. Beta vulgaris is used traditionally as hepatoprotective, hypotensive, hypoglycemic, vasodilating and anticancer. In this study, the GC-MS analysis revealed the following major constituents: (i) 9,12-octadecadienoic acid methyl ester (34.10%); hexadecanoic acid methyl ester (19.05%) (iii) 9-octadecenoic acid methyl ester (17.57%) and (iv) methyl stearate (8.68%). The oil was screened for antimicrobial activity. It showed significant activity against Bacillus subtilis and moderate anticandidal activity. it exhibited partial activity against other test organisms.
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Abdel Karim M, EL-Faiz F, Ayda Y. Constituents and Biological Activity of Sudanese Beta vulgaris (Amaranthaceae) Seed Oil. International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 5, 2019, Pages 35-38
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