Chemical characterisation of bioactive compounds in Medicago sativa growing in the desert of Oman

Muhammad Asif Hanif, Ahmed Yahya Al-Maskari, Jamal Nasser Al-Sabahi, Ibtisam Al-Hdhrami, Muhammad Mumtaz Khan, Ahlam Al-Azkawi, Abdullah Ijaz Hussain

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Medicago sativa Linn growing in Omani desert were chemically characterised using flame photometry, inductively coupled plasma, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and high performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) analysis. HPLC analyses were performed to determine the phenolics and flavonoids present in M. sativa. The major compounds detected in M. sativa leaves were protchaechenic acid (3.22%), hydroxyl benzoic acid (1.05%), β-Phenyl caffate (0.97%) and kaempherol (0.89%). Pterostilbene, a cholesterol-lowering compound, was detected in M. sativa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2332-2335
Number of pages4
JournalNatural Product Research
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Feb 11 2015



  • GC
  • HPLC
  • ICP analysis
  • Medicago sativa
  • medical plant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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