Phytochemical study of Asplenium ceterach L. (Aspleniaceae) from Erbil province, Kurdistan of Iraq
Asplenium ceterach L. (Rustyback fern) is a plant species traditionally used in
Mediterranean countries and a traditional remedy for several diseases such as kidney stone and spleen complaints. In the current study a phytochemical analysis of the sporophytes focused on the constituents of Asplenium ceterach
- (Rustyback fern). Mature sporophyte of the fern was collected from Malakan in Erbil district during May – July 2016. As the phytochemicals qualitatively was screened had showed three flavonoid compounds: keampferol, keampferol- 3-O-glycoside and leutolin. Kaempferol was the dominant compound 130 µg/ml, while the total flavonoids concentration was only 265 µg/ml.in addition the screening shows that alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids and saponin were
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