Original Article Phytochemistry
1. Morphological and chemical characterization of two wild Tunisian myrtle (Myrtus communis L.) populations

W. Aidi Wannes; M. Saidani Tounsi; B. Marzouk

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 231-242

Abstract
  Myrtle is an aromatic and medicinal shrub growing wild in the Mediterranean regions. The objective of this study was to determine qualitative and quantitative morphological characteristics and to analyze the biochemical composition of two wild Tunisian myrtle populations from Bizerte (BM) and Haouaria ...  Read More

Morphological and chemical characterization of two wild Tunisian myrtle (<i>Myrtus communis</i> L.) populations


Original Article Phytochemistry
2. Assessment of pumpkin (Cucurbita sp.), poppy (Papaver somniferum L) and sunflower (Heliantus annus L) seeds based on their mineral profile

Daniela Bolaños; Jorgelina Zaldarriaga Heredia; Eduardo J. Marchevsky; Carlos Alberto Moldes; José M. Camiña

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 243-250

Abstract
  A multivariate analysis was performed on sunflower, poppy and pumpkin seeds based on the analysis of 18 elements including Al, As, B, Ba, Ca, Cd, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, P, Pb, Si, Sr, Ti, and Zn which were quantified using microwave induced plasma optical emission spectrometry (MIP-OES). To avoid geographical ...  Read More

Original Article Food Science and Food Chemistry
3. Health attributes of ten Mediterranean edible flowers: anti-proliferative and enzyme-inhibitory properties

Maria Neve Ombra; Antonio d’Acierno; Filomena Nazzaro; Florinda Fratianni

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 251-260

Abstract
  Edible flowers represent an important source of biologically active compounds with positive effects on consumer health. In fact, they contain high quantities of natural antioxidants and have been used since ancient times not only to prepare traditional recipes but also as a remedy against some common ...  Read More

Health attributes of ten Mediterranean edible flowers: anti-proliferative and enzyme-inhibitory properties


Original Article
4. Determination of caffeine content in Wollega Zones, Ethiopian coffee bean, pulp and leaves by high performance liquid chromatography

Zerihun Asfew; Aman Dekebo

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 261-274

Abstract
  Caffeine is a stimulant alkaloid found in aerial parts of many hot beverages, including coffee and tea. Due to its health impact, quantification of caffeine level in coffee is of paramount importance for consumers and traders, as well. Therefore, this study was designed to determine the caffeine content ...  Read More

Determination of caffeine content in Wollega Zones, Ethiopian coffee bean, pulp and leaves by high performance liquid chromatography


Original Article Phytochemistry
5. Phytochemical analysis and screening of antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity of essential oil of Premna mucronata Roxb. leaves

Diksha Palariya; Anmol Singh; Anamika Dhami; Anil K. Pant; Ravendra Kumar; Om Prakash

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 275-286

Abstract
  Premna mucronata Roxb. commonly known as agyon, is a plant of family Lamiaceae. This study dealt with the phytochemical analysis of leaves essential oil of Premna mucronata Roxb. (PMLO) using GC/MS technique and screening of its antioxidant activity using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl(DPPH), metal chelating ...  Read More

Phytochemical analysis and screening of antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity of essential oil of <i>Premna mucronata</i> Roxb. leaves


Original Article Phytochemistry
6. Flavonol glycosides with insecticidal activity from methanol extract of Annona mucosa leave

Albert Mulianga Makenzi; Lawrence Onyango Arot Manguro; Philip Okinda Owuor; Sylvia Awino Opiyo

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Autumn 2019, Pages 287-296

Abstract
  Three flavonoids, quercetin 3-O-β-D-glucoside (1), quercetin 3-O-α-D-arabinoside (2) and kaempferol 3-O-β-D-galactoside (3) were isolated from the methanol leaf extract of Annona mucosa. Their structures were determined using physical and spectroscopic methods. compound 1 showed the highest ...  Read More

Flavonol glycosides with insecticidal activity from methanol extract of <i>Annona mucosa</i> leave