Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3543

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.
Email: [email protected]

  • Article Number - 0D7897A25812
  • Vol.5(4), pp. 495-506, February 2011
  •  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

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