Phytochemical study of Asplenium ceterach L. (Aspleniaceae) from Erbil province, Kurdistan of Iraq

  • Ismail, A.M. Biology Department, College of Science for Women, University of Baghdad. Baghdad
  • Hamdi, B.A College of Pharmacy, Hawler Medical University- Erbil
  • Maulood, B.K Biology Department, College of Science, Salahaddin University- Erbil, Kurdistan.
  • Al-Khasrejy, T.O. Biology Department, College of Education for Pure Science, University of Tikrit.
  • Maythem AL-Amery Biology Department, College of Science for Women, University of Baghdad. Baghdad
Keywords: Phytochemicals Aspleniaceae Rustyback ferm..


 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

  1. (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/ addition the screening shows that alkaloids, tannins, flavonoids and saponin were



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How to Cite
A.M., I., B.A, H., B.K, M., T.O., A.-K. and AL-Amery, M. (2021) “Phytochemical study of Asplenium ceterach L. (Aspleniaceae) from Erbil province, Kurdistan of Iraq”, Zanco Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 33(s1), pp. 187-191. doi: 10.21271/ZJPAS.33.s1.20.