PDF | The preliminary phytochemical analysis of Ephedra alata indicated the presence of cardiac glycosides, reducing sugars, flavonoids. Descriptions and articles about the Ephedra, scientifically known as Ephedra alata in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Distribution; Ecology; Hab. Two new flavonol glucosides have been identified in Ephedra alata, namely, herbacetin 8-methyl ether 3-O- glucosideO-rutinoside and herbacetin.

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The color changed from purple to yellow and the absorbance at wavelength nm decreased. These plants are also used for consumption by animals such as camelidae, bovines and caprines. Ehpedra alata is used for medicinal purposes.

The present study was designed to investigate the. The deterioration of plant community had occurred in Saudi Desert due to abiotic factors such as soil salinity [7], ed- aphic factors of the soil [29] and soil drought [6].

In the present investigation, 31 seed samples of E.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for her excellent assistance in fun. The male, staminate cones are oval, mm long, organized in dense clusters, with stipitate microsporangia.

Other chemical are also present in the plant that are used for medicines. The prevalent genera were Aspergillus A. Ephedra alata plant was collected from the southern part of the West Bank, Palestine in February After 30 min, the absorbance was recorded at nm against the reagent blank.

Percentage germination of E. Introduction Ephedra is a medicinal plant belonging to the Ephedraceae family. To enumerate seedborne fungi in different seed parts, surface disinfected seeds were soaked in sterile water for four hours and then dissected aseptically into different parts coat, endosperm, and embryo.


Published online Jan It has been a natural source of alkaloids such as ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and other related compounds Parsaeimehr et al. Nevertheless, similar mycological studies for many other seeds showed that Aspergillus and Fusarium were the most common genera as seedborne fungi [2; 16]. The overlaid UV-Vis spectra of the main peaks eluted later between minutes are depicted at the right corner.

Seedborne fungi use different mechanisms. Traditional Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Figure 2 showed overlaid chromatograms of the three crude extracts at nm.

The present study was designed to investigate the seedborne fungal flora of E. In vitro culture, micropropagation and the production of ephedrine and other alkaloids.

Seed storage containers play an important and. The bleaching of DPPH solution increases linearly with increasing amount of extract in a given volume. Scientific evidence suggests that utilizing diets rich in antioxidants reduce the risk of chronic diseases including cancer and heart malfunction Prakash et al.

All the samples were filtered via 0. It is a stable free radical with a characteristic absorption at nm that was used to study the radical-scavenging effects of extracts.

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Ephedra alata Decne, a gymnosperm belong to family. Antioxidant activity of fresh apples. The other fungal genera. The sequential incubation of seed sam. Cotton cloth bags 7. Data in our investi- gation Tables 6 a-d shows that prolongation of stor- age periods was accompanied with gradual deterioration in the biochemical aspects ephedfa seed such as lipids, ash, total nitrogen, and fiber contents.

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Root depth cm of germinating seeds of E. The HPLC system was then equilibrated for 5 minutes with the initial mobile phase composition prior injecting the next sample. Standard curve was prepared using different concentrations of Trolox. Test tubes were incubated at ambient temperature for 5 minutes, and then 2 mL of 1 M sodium hydroxide were added apata the mixture. The results showed that slata Ephedra alata grown in Palestine is rich in antioxidants, phenolics and flavonoids.


Antioxidant capacity of phenolic phytochemicals from various cultivars of plums. AJPS Epherda 1. The effect of seed storage containers on aflatoxins pro. The percentage inhibition of DPPH of the test sample and known solutions of Trolox were calculated by the following formula: Treatment means were compared using the protected least significant difference LSD analysis according to Daniel [14]. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The component plating of E. TFC however was highest in the following order: The highest colonization of.

Healing effect of hydro-alcoholic extract of Ephedra pachyclada Boiss. Antioxidant Activity AA Evaluation of AA is becoming increasingly relevant in the field of nutrition as it provides useful information with regard to health promoting and functional quality of raw materials akata they are fruits, vegetables, or medicinal plants Scalfi et al. Comparing TFC of Ephedra plant analyzed in this study with Ephedra from other countries revealed that the Ephedra grown in Palestine is richer with flavonoids, for example according to the study of Harisaranraj et al.

Pearson correlation revealed that alxta antioxidant activities under study were highly and significantly correlated to TPC but were not correlated with TFC. A review of morphological and molecular evidence. The second technique however utilized sonication of the same weight of apata herb stems using the same solvent volume for three hours.