PDF | The preliminary phytochemical analysis of Ephedra alata indicated the presence of cardiac glycosides, reducing sugars, flavonoids. Descriptions and articles about the Ephedra, scientifically known as Ephedra alata in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Distribution; Ecology; Hab. Two new flavonol glucosides have been identified in Ephedra alata, namely, herbacetin 8-methyl ether 3-O- glucosideO-rutinoside and herbacetin.

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All antioxidant activities were also highly and significantly correlated with each other. The moisture content MC is expressed as percentage of the wet weight. It was noticed that extraction by sonication is much more efficient in comparison to typical infusion procedure Figure 1.

C-H Stereo-microscopy of E.

Eighteen phenolic and flavonoid standards mixture were injected and separated simultaneously to identify the presence of any of these compounds in the crude extracts. It has been a natural source of alkaloids such as ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and other related compounds Parsaeimehr et al.

The fungal colonies developing around the seeds incubated on both agar plates and filter papers were examined and the fungi were identified micro- scopically [15] and the level of incidence were recorded. DPPH assay is based on the measurement of the scavenging ability of antioxidants towards the stable DPPH radical, and the procedure was done according to Brand-Williams et al. The employment of cloth bags followed by paper bags, tin cans and polyethylene bags respectively diminished such as sharpness in the deterioration of seed biochemical aspects Tables 6 a-d.

In vitro culture, micropropagation and the production of ephedrine and other alkaloids. Introduction Ephedra is a medicinal plant belonging to the Ephedraceae family.


This xerophytic shrub is found in desert and arid environments. It was noted as it is accom- panied with sand dunes formation in Saudi Arabia espe- cially the mobile ones and therefore it is a very effective sand-binder and resistant to desertification [3]. Ephedra alata plant was qlata from the southern part of the West Bank, Palestine in February It is a stable free radical with a characteristic absorption at nm that was used to study the radical-scavenging effects of extracts.

Seeds from this species have been obtained and stored for the Millennium Alatta Bank Project because it is unclear if epheda species population is sustainable with its wide range of uses. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Up to our knowledge, this is the first investigation for seedborne mycoflora of E. Hashem [2] the epuedra outcome recommended. Colorimetry of total phenolics with phosphomolybdic-phosphotungstic acid reagents.

The second category of antioxidant activity measures the ability of plant extracts to scavenge free radicals. The prevalent genera were.

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Antibacterial and antioxidant activities of ethanol extracts from Tran Himalayan medicinal plants. This desert plant species does not possess spines and is non-succulent. Our results indicate that these bio. The mixture was vortexed for sec.

Maintenance of Ephedra alata Seeds Viability via Storage Containers

Comparing TFC of Ephedra plant analyzed in this study with Ephedra from other countries revealed that the Ephedra grown in Palestine epheedra richer with flavonoids, for example according to the study of Harisaranraj et al.

Total Flavonoid Content The determination of total flavonoids was performed according to the colorimetric assay of Kim et al. Ehpedra alata is a small terrestrial shrub or Chamaephyte. Total flavonoid content, AA: Cotton cloth bags Downloaded on 05 September Ephedraceae, is one of the oldest range and medicinal.

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Servili M, Montedoro G. The female, or ovulate cones are found at the nodes of the stems. Vanillic acid, Ferulic acid, Syringic acid, trans-cinnamic acid, Catechin, p-coumaric acid, Sinapic acid, 4-Hydroxyphenylacetic acid, Rutin hydrate, Caffeic acid, Quercetin, Gallic acid, 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, chlorogenic acid, Taxifolin, Luteolin 7-glucoside, Apigenin 7-glucoside, Luteolin, Quercetin 3-D-galactose were ephefra Sigma.

It was re- ported the alteration in moisture content MC of stored seeds depends up on the hygroscopic nature of storage containers [9].

Ehpedra alata is used for medicinal purposes. Seed storage containers play an important and.

Ephedrra stem of this plant contain alkaloid ephedrine which is a medicine used for the treatment of asthma and other respiratory ailments. The change in the absorbance of the sample extract was measured at nm for 30 min till the absorbance reached a steady state.

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Nutritional values total lipids, total nitrogen, ash content, and fiber content of stored seeds were determined ac- cording to AOAC [11]. On the basis of these findings, it is concluded that Ephedra alata constitutes a natural source of potent antioxidants that may prevent many diseases and could be potentially used in food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products. The mixture was thoroughly mixed using test tube shaker and the absorbance of the pink color developed was determined at nm.

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