DOI: 10.21276/ajptr
Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Extraction, phytochemical screening, chemical quantification and identification of bioactive compounds from Lebanese Urtica dioica

Bouchra Sayed-ahmad1, Akram Hijazi1*, Hussein Fayyad Kazan1, Hassan Rammal, 1 Ahmad Kobeissy1, Bassam  Badran1, Zeinab Saad1

1. Doctoral School of Science and Technology, Research Platform for Environmental Science (PRASE), Lebanese University, Lebanon


Plants are widely used by people in traditional and modern medicine all over the world. In fact, all of their remedies can be used safely and without the side effects of drugs. Phytochemical analysis of medicinal plants has revealed that numerous bioactive compounds in plants traditionally used for medicinal purposes have many therapeutically properties. Hence in the present study, a general chemical identification of a Lebanese medicinal plant Urtica dioica was carried out. The results obtained validate the traditional uses of nettle, and showed that this plant possesses an important pharmaceutical value and leads to the isolation and characterization of three compounds from hexane extract. Structures of these compounds were elucidated by spectral methods [FTIR, GC-MS, 1H NMR] after column chromatography on silica gel.

Keywords: Urtica dioica, phytochemical screening, bioactive compounds, FTIR, GC-MS, 1H NMR.

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