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2012 (Vol. 4, Issue: 1)
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Chemical Analysis and Biological Activity of Jordanian Chamomile Extracts

Nawal Hassan Al Bahtiti
Corresponding Author:  Nawal Hassan Al Bahtiti 

Key words:  Biological activity, chamomile, extracts, folin-clocalteu procedure, GAE, methanolic, HPLC, phenolic, tannins
Vol. 4 , (1): 22-25
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2011 October, 12 2011 November, 23 2012 February, 15

The Jordanian chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) has been researched more thoroughly to evaluate its useful properties. It is investigated and found that Jordanian chamomile is rich in phenolic compounds, with beneficial biological activities. By applying the most promising HPLC method, the content of total phenolics in methanolic extract was determined according to the Folin-Clocalteu procedure, and was found (GAE>20 mg/g.) The flavonoid types were found as flavones and flavonolos.The minimum inhibitory concentration values for methanolic extracts of Jordanian chamomile were determined for different kinds of bacteria. The extracts have activity against Staphylococcus aurous, candida albicans, Esherichia Coli, Betula pubescens and Pinus sylvestris. The activity has been observed to be due to the tannins and a pigenin present in the extract. To utilize these significant sources of natural compounds, further characterization of phenolic composition is needed.
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Nawal Hassan Al Bahtiti, 2012. Chemical Analysis and Biological Activity of Jordanian Chamomile Extracts.  Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 4(1): 22-25.
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