publication . Article . 2017

Quantitative analysis of allantoin in Iranian corn silk

E. Khanpour*; M. Modarresi;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2017 Journal: Research Journal of Pharmacognosy (issn: 2345-4458, eissn: 2345-5977, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Iranian Society of Pharmacognosy
Background and objectives: Zea mays is cultivated in different parts of Iran and corn silk is used in traditional medicine. Allantoin is one of the major compounds in corn silk. The purpose of this research was the quantitatve analysis of allantoin in corn silks belonging to several regions of Iran. Methods: The samples of corn silk were prepared from three provinces of Iran (Kermanshah, Fars and Razavi Khorasan). The dried plant materials were infused in boiling distilled water with a temperature of 90-95 °C on magnetic stirrer for 30 min. The levels of allantoin in aqueous extracts were determined by HPLC. Quantification was achieved using an C18 column (250×4...
free text keywords: allantoin, corn silk, HPLC, quantitative analysis, Pharmacy and materia medica, RS1-441
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