Phytochemical Extraction and Screening of Bio Active Compounds from Black Cumin (Nigella Sativa) Seeds Extract
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages: 358-364
Received: Jul. 29, 2015; Accepted: Aug. 12, 2015; Published: Aug. 24, 2015
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Abdurohaman Mengesha Yessuf, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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This study is interested to now a day's attracting attention of the researchers; which is natural products and their derivatives because of they are becoming sources to important drugs and the pharmaceutical industries have come to consider traditional medicine as a source of bioactive agents that can be used in the preparation of synthetic medicines and helpful also as nutritional values which are very interesting in their eco-friendness and free of the toxicity. Base on this, the current investigation is directed to the detection of the bioactive Black cumin which is one of the miraculous plant having multifarious roles in its phytochemical constituents and nutritional values, treating digestive tract conditions including gas, colic, diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, and hemorrhoids. Sopowdered Nigella sativa seed was used for crude oil extracts by using different solvents. In this manner, the results of investigation of qualitative phytochemical analysis conducted on the crude cumin seeds extract revealed the presence of bioactive compounds in the petroleum ether, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts which are known to exhibit medicinal as well as physiological activities. Identification and separations were taken by TLC and CC. Finally four potentially active phytochemicals have been obtained from methanol extracts; are alkaloids, phenol, flavonoids and steroids. Thus we can scientifically conclude that the cumin seeds extract could be seen as an increasingly valuable reservoir of bioactive compounds of substantial medicinal merit
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Bioactive, Black Cumin, Eco-Friend, Toxicity, Phytochemicals, Traditional Medicine
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Abdurohaman Mengesha Yessuf, Phytochemical Extraction and Screening of Bio Active Compounds from Black Cumin (Nigella Sativa) Seeds Extract, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 358-364. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20150305.14
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