Phytochemical screening of different organic crude extracts from the stem bark of Ziziphus spina-christi (L.)

Essam Nabih Ads, Saravanan Rajendrasozhan, Imran Syed, Sherif Mohamed Sayed Sharawy, Jamal Ragheb Humaidi

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Abstract

Zizyphus spina-christi (L.) (Rhamnaceae family) is a subtropical plant known as ‘Nabq’ or ‘Sidr’ which is used for various medicinal purposes. It has used in folk medicine in pain related ailments throughout these regions. Aim of our work is to phytochemically investigate the plant’s bark in our laboratory with Chromatographic approach. The crude ethanol extract of dried bark of Z. spina-christi (L.) was fractionated by diethyl ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and finally with n-butanol. Finally the fractions were investigated for the chemical constituents by using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Thirty six compounds from the four fractions of the stem bark of Z. spina-christi (L.) have been identified and recognized, especially betulin, quercetin, stigmasterol, sitosterol, ethyl oleate and phytol by means of GC-MS analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1645-1652
Number of pages8
JournalBiomedical Research (India)
Volume29
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Betulin
  • Ethanol extract
  • Phytol
  • Quercetin
  • Stigmasterol
  • Zizyphus spina-christi (L.)
  • α-sitosterol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Ads, E. N., Rajendrasozhan, S., Syed, I., Sharawy, S. M. S., & Humaidi, J. R. (2018). Phytochemical screening of different organic crude extracts from the stem bark of Ziziphus spina-christi (L.). Biomedical Research (India), 29(8), 1645-1652.