Analysis of heavy metals and mineral elements in Morinda tinctoria Roxb. Vitex negundo L. and Enicostema littorale Blume. Leaves extracts: A traditional wound healing plants
Muhamad Ibrahim A, Nagarajan A and Muhammed Majeed
This study aims to validate the analytical method for the determination of the mineral elements in the leaves of ethanol extracts of Morinda tinctoria, Vitex negundo and Enicostema littorale, a traditional wound healing plants. Rapid and accurate analytical technique is required for elemental analysis and the technique, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, ICP-MS is one of the best technique available because of its extensive availability and ease of use. It is important to estimate the amount of minerals in this plants, particularly of heavy metals to find out whether the dosage of the botanical as food or drug violates the levels of admissible elements and heavy metals. Pb, AS, Cd, Hg and Na, K were determined by using ICP-MS. It is concluded that Morinda tinctoria, Vitex negundo and Enicostema littorale has enriched source of potassium and its amount of heavy metals present in the each extract is as per the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) guidelines. These extracts can be utilized for oral administration.
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Muhamad Ibrahim A, Nagarajan A, Muhammed Majeed. Analysis of heavy metals and mineral elements in <em>Morinda tinctoria </em>Roxb. <em>Vitex negundo </em>L. and <em>Enicostema littorale </em>Blume. Leaves extracts: A traditional wound healing plants. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(11):168-172.