GC-MS Analysis of Phytochemical Compounds in Aqueous Leaf Extract of Abrus Precatorius

Ibrahim, Wan Suriyani Wan and Ismail, Tuan Nadrah Naim Tuan and Salleh, Siti Farhanah Mohd and Ismail, Norzila (2018) GC-MS Analysis of Phytochemical Compounds in Aqueous Leaf Extract of Abrus Precatorius. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 41 (1). pp. 241-250. ISSN 1511-3701

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Abrus precatorius is a flowering plant that belongs to the legume family, Fabaceae. In Malaysia, the leaves of Abrus precatorius are used traditionally to treat ailments such as fever, ulcer and mouth cancer. These traditional practices, however, have never been documented and usage of the plant is based on popular beliefs held by the local people. This work documented the phytocompounds that are present in the aqueous extract of Abrus precatorius leaves collected from a local area in Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. The leaves were dried and then subjected to extraction using the decoction technique. The compounds were identified by gas chromatography with mass spectrometry analysis and characterised by comparison through the NIST02 and Wiley275 library search software. The GC-MS analysis showed that the classes of compounds identified in aqueous extracts of Abrus precatorius leaves were phenolic compounds, terpenoids and steroids

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Divisions: Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Pergigian (School of Dental Sciences) > Article
Kampus Kesihatan (Health Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Sains Perubatan (School of Medical Sciences) > Article
Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Norzila Ismail (Medical Sciences)
Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 06:41
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 06:41
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/46426

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