Aqueous, Alcoholic Treated and Proximate Analysis of Maydis stigma (Zea mays Hairs)

Wan Rosli, W. I. and Nurhanan, A. R. and Mohsin, S. S. J. and Farid, C. G. (2008) Aqueous, Alcoholic Treated and Proximate Analysis of Maydis stigma (Zea mays Hairs). Annals of Microscopy , 8. pp. 66-72. ISSN 0219-2209

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Globally medicinal plants and herbs have long been commercially exploited and referred as traditional medicines of tangible value. This medicinal plant and herb is closely associated with local complementary alternative medicine. Sadly, many of this traditional natural available product of local plants are poorly elucidated or scientifically proven. With the advent of sophisticated techniques and new approach in high-resolution microscopy, this medicinal plant prowess can be revisited and harness. Of interest in this paper, is a local plant that was once quoted in the American National formulary for prostate problems. The longitudinal surface texture of the corn silk thread fibre was lamellated and non porous when intact protuberances were present. The silk thread sample was recorded the diameter ranging from 654 – 627 μm. When cut/section, the microtubules are present and gives the features of a thru and thru opening while some of them seems occluded. The surface of the thread looks smooth and clean of artifacts or microorganisms suggestive that ethanol acts a viable chemical fixative to corn silk presentation. Ethanol extracts contained 0.41% nitrogen compounds while water extract were at the richest source (1.40%) followed by fresh corn silk (0.18%).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corn silk, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), proximate analysis, AAS
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
T Technology > TP Chemical Technology > TP368-456 Food processing and manufacture
Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Kesihatan (School of Health Sciences) > Article
Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Wan Rosli Wan Ishak (Health Sciences)
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Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 07:02
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2017 05:02

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