Full Length Research Paper
Extraction of bioactive chemical compounds from the medicinal Asian plants by microwave irradiation
Jila Asghari1*, Bernd Ondruschka2 and Mohsen Mazaheritehrani1
1Science Faculty, Golestan University, Iran.
2Institute of Technical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany.
Accepted: 02 April 2010 Published: 18 February 2011
The microwave- assisted extraction (MAE) system is an efficient technique under the optimal condition in the extraction of bioactive chemical compounds E- and Z- guggolsterone, cinnamaldehyde and tannin from the plants has been investigated. The results show that, this method provides a fast and easy procedure for the extraction compared to the conventional extraction techniques.
Key words: Microwave- assisted extraction, plant, E- and Z- guggulsterone, tannin, cinnamaldehyde