Original Article
1. Chemical profiling of the fruits of Styrax officinalis L. from Monti Lucretili (Latium region, Central Italy): Chemotaxonomy and nutraceutical potential

Alessandro Venditti; Claudio Frezza; Ilaria Serafini; Sabina Pulone; Giorgina Scardelletti; Fabio Sciubba; Armandodoriano Bianco; Mauro Serafini

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 1-12

Abstract
  In this work, the first phytochemical analysis ever performed on the fruits of Styrax officinalis L. (Styracaceae) collected from a population vegetating in the Mounts Lucretili National Park (Italy) was reported. Fifteen compounds were identified: tri-α-linolenoyl-sn-glycerol (1), 1,2-di-α-linolenoyl-3-linoleoyl-sn-glycerol ...  Read More

Chemical profiling of the fruits of <i>Styrax officinalis</i> L. from Monti Lucretili (Latium region, Central Italy): Chemotaxonomy and nutraceutical potential


Original Article Phytochemistry
2. Extracts from Thymus vulgaris and Origanum vulgare L. obtained by different separation processes: global yield and functional profile

Suzara R.C. Sena; Theresa R.F. Dantas; Camila G. Pereira

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 13-20

Abstract
  The aim of this study was to quantify the amount of phenolic compounds and flavonoids in extracts from Thymus vulgaris and Origanum vulgare L. and to evaluate the antioxidant activity of these extracts. Extracts were obtained by employing three different techniques: low pressure solvent extraction, Soxhlet, ...  Read More

Extracts from <i>Thymus vulgaris</i> and <i>Origanum vulgare</i> L. obtained by different separation processes: global yield and functional profile


Original Article Phytochemistry
3. Potential activities for constituents from Vicia faba

Ahmed Allam; Alaa Nafady; Amgad I.M. Khedr; Toshinori Nakagawa; Kuniyoshi Shimizu

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 21-26

Abstract
  A survey of phytochemical and biological investigation of Vicia faba L. flowers resulted in isolation of polyphenolic and nitrogenous compounds; Kaempferol -3-O-α-D-galactopyranosyl 7-O-α-L-rhamnopyranoside 1, kaempferol 3-O-(3"-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl)-α-L-rhamnopyranoside 2, kaempferol ...  Read More

Potential activities for constituents from <i>Vicia faba</i>


Original Article Phytochemistry
4. Phytochemicals in leaves and extracts of the variety “Plovdiv 7” of Bulgarian oriental tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.)

Venelina Popova; Tanya Ivanova; Albena Stoyanova; Vasil Georgiev; Tsveta Hristeva; Violeta Nikolova; Margarita Docheva; Nikolay Nikolov; Stanka Damianova

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 27-36

Abstract
  This study aims to identify and analyze the non-volatile fraction (chemicals, polyphenols, phenolic acids, flavonoids, and triterpenes) and volatile fraction (essential oil and crude extracted aroma fractions) present in the leaves of “Plovdiv 7” oriental tobacco variety (N. tabacum L.). ...  Read More

Phytochemicals in leaves and extracts of the variety “Plovdiv 7” of Bulgarian oriental tobacco (<i>Nicotiana tabacum</i> L.)


Original Article Pharmacognosy
5. Optimization of extraction methods for total polyphenolic compounds obtained from rhizomes of Zingiber officinale

Lida Eberle; Alena Kobernik; Aleksandra Aleksandrova; Iryna Kravchenko

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 37-42

Abstract
  In an alternative medicine, aqueous extracts and decoctions of a ginger root (Ginger –Zingiber officinale Roscoe L., Ginger family – Zingiber aceae) are used as antibacterial, diaphoretic, analgesic, anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory drugs. The aim of our study was to determine the optimal technological ...  Read More

Optimization of extraction methods for total polyphenolic compounds obtained from rhizomes of <i>Zingiber officinale</i>


Original Article Pharmacognosy
6. Triterpenic and acyl glycosides from the leaves of Centella asiatica (L.) Urban

Iram Rais; Mohammad Ali

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 43-52

Abstract
  Centella asiatica (L.) Urban (Apiaceae) is a small perennial, prostrate herb indigenous to India, south-eastern Asia, United States and Africa. It is used to treat anxiety, asthma, blood circulation, cancer, colds, cough, elephantiasis, epilepsy, fevers, gastrointestinal problems, hepatic, skin and urinary ...  Read More

Triterpenic and acyl glycosides from the leaves of <i>Centella asiatica</i> (L.) Urban


Original Article Phytochemistry
7. A study of the composition and antimicrobial activities of stored and freshly extracted leaf essential oil of Ocimum gratissimum L.

Ezekiel Olugbenga Akinkunmi; Gbadegesin Adetogun; Ibitola Odusegun

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 53-60

Abstract
  There have been concerns expressed on the biological activities of certain essential oils following long term storage. The aim of this study was therefore to determine the composition and antimicrobial activities of samples of stored and freshly extracted essential oil of Ocimum gratissimum Linneo (Lamiaceae) ...  Read More

A study of the composition and antimicrobial activities of stored and freshly extracted leaf essential oil of <i>Ocimum gratissimum</i> L.


Short communication Phytochemistry
8. Chemical constituents of essential oil from the stem of Amomum villosum Lour

Ngoc Dai; Le Huong; Tran Thang; Isiaka Ogunwande; Olanrewaju Eresanya

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, Pages 61-64

Abstract
  The chemical constituents of essential oil of Amomum villosum Lour stem grown in Vietnam was investigated by gas chromatography (GC-FID) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The essential oil was obtained by hydrodistillation. The yield of the essential oil was 0.21% (v/w) calculated on ...  Read More

Chemical constituents of essential oil from the stem of <i>Amomum villosum</i> Lour