A comparative study of Iron, Zinc, Manganese, and Copper in Anethum graveolens L. and Trigonella foenum-graecum L. herbs

Entezari, M. and Payravand, F. (2013) A comparative study of Iron, Zinc, Manganese, and Copper in Anethum graveolens L. and Trigonella foenum-graecum L. herbs. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 16.

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Abstract

Background: The role of trace elements in various biochemical processes inside the human body is vital and undeniable. New studies strictly emphasize the effect of life style and nutritional habits on the body health and improvement of public hygiene. This study aimed to compare the levels of Iron, Zinc, Manganese, and Copper in both herbs of Anethum graveolens L. and Trigonella foenum-graecum L. in daily diet. Materials and Methods: In this laboratory study, at first, the two fresh herbs of Anethum graveolens L. and Trigonella foenum-graecum L. were prepared and after the production of their wet ash, trace elements of Iron, Zinc, Manganese, and Copper were measured in both herbs. All of the measurements were performed using the atomic absorption spectroscopy against standard solutions of the four-mentioned elements. Results: Results from the measurements of the mentioned elements in the two herbs were according to the following: for Anethum graveolens L. Iron (9.49), Copper (0.173), Manganese (1.31), and Zinc (1.311) and for Trigonella foenum-graecum L. Iron (2.24), Copper (0.255), Manganese (0.959), and Zinc (1.514). (Note: These numbers are based on mg in 100 g of fresh herb). Conclusion: Comparing the two herbs, except Manganese, the elements exist in Trigonella foenum-graecum L. more than Anethum graveolens L. Considering the values of these elements, Anethum graveolens L. and Trigonella foenum-graecum L. have high medical and chemical importance and their consumption in food for health maintenance is highly recommended.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 12:15
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2017 11:55
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1765

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