Guest editorial Analytical Assessments of Bioactive Compounds
1. Computer-aided phytochemical research

Satyajit D. Sarker; Lutfun Nahar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 1-2

Abstract
  Nowadays computation or computational aspects are present almost in everything we do. Over the last couple of decades, the advancement in computer science and their applications in our everyday life has simply been phenomenal, and has impacted positively on how we carry out research. Chemistry has already ...  Read More

Original Article Phytochemistry
2. Chemical composition and yield of essential oil from two Iranian species of basil (Ocimum ciliatum and Ocimum basilicum)

Abdollah Ghasemi Pirbalouti; Fatemeh Malekpoor; Azam Salimi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 3-8

Abstract
  Basil belonging to the Lamiaceae family, is one of the most important aromatic and medicinal plants, and is widely cultivated in many countries. Areal parts, especially leaves of sweet basil are widely used to enhance the flavour of food stuffs such as salads, pasta, tomato products, vegetables, ...  Read More

Chemical composition and yield of essential oil from two Iranian species of basil (<i>Ocimum ciliatum</i> and <i>Ocimum basilicum</i>)


Original Article Phytochemistry
3. Chemical constituents, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of the hexane extract of Alchemilla sericata Reichenb

Ali Shafaghat; Akram Panahi; Masoud Shafaghatlonbar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 9-14

Abstract
  The hexane extract from the aerial parts of Alchemilla sericata Reichenb. which was collected from Khalkhal-Asalem road, Ardabil Province, northwestern Iran, was obtained using a commercially available Soxhlet apparatus. The fatty acids were derived to methyl esters and determined through gas chromatography/flame ...  Read More

Chemical constituents, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of the hexane extract of <i>Alchemilla sericata</i> Reichenb


Original Article Phytochemistry
4. Chemical compositions of essential oils from Etlingera brevilabrum: A comparative analysis using GC×GC/TOFMS

Behnam Mahdavi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 15-22

Abstract
  In this report, essential oils from the rhizome, stem and leaf of Etlingera brevilabrum were isolated using a Clevenger-type apparatus and subsequently characterized using a comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC/TOFMS) approach. Regarding the spectral assignments, 77 constituents ...  Read More

Chemical compositions of essential oils from <i>Etlingera brevilabrum</i>: A comparative analysis using GC×GC/TOFMS


Original Article Phytochemistry
5. Bioactivity of essential oil from Hertia cheirifolia L. flowers in the control of bacteria

Kaouther Majouli; Abderraouf Kenani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 23-26

Abstract
  To date, numerous studies have demonstrated beneficial properties of essential oils in the prevention and treatment of a variety of diseases. The current report evaluated, in vitro, the antibacterial activity of essential oil from the flowers of Hertia cheirifolia L. This oil was obtained by hydrodistillation ...  Read More

Bioactivity of essential oil from <i>Hertia cheirifolia</i> L. flowers in the control of bacteria


Original Article Phytochemistry
6. Chemical composition of the essential oil, total phenolic contents and antioxidant activity of Vitex pseudo-negundo seeds collected from northeastern Iran

Hashem Akhlaghi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 27-32

Abstract
  In this study, the essential oils obtained by hydrodistillation of the seeds of Vitex pseudo-negundo (Verbenaceae), growing wild in Sabzevar, Khorasan Razavi Province (Iran), were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The mean yield of total volatile oils was 0.8% (w/w). Thirty seven compounds representing 92.4% ...  Read More

Original Article Phytochemistry
7. Influence of extraction methods on total phenolic, flavonoids and antioxidant activity of Thymus kotchyanus L. extract in Semnan Province, Iran

Masumeh Mazandarani; Mohammad Ghafourian

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 33-38

Abstract
  Thymus kotchyanus L. is an aromatic plant belonging to Lamiaceae family and has promising traditional uses to treat some rural disorders. This species like other wild species of thyme is an aromatic plant and has been extensively used as an anti-inflammatory, expectorant, spasmolitic, sedative, antibacterial, ...  Read More

Original Article Phytochemistry
8. Quantification of ursolic acid, correlations and contribution by other traits towards accumulation of ursolic acid in six Ocimum species

Raj Kishori Lal; Smita Singh; Pankhuri Gupta; Sunita Singh Dhawan; Sougata Sarkar; Ram Kishor Verma

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Winter 2017, Pages 39-46

Abstract
  Sixteen accessions belonging to six species of Ocimum from Uttar Pradesh (12), Andhra Predesh (3) and Marashtra (1) states of India were screened for ursolic acid and higher oil yields. A considerable amount of genetic variability in morphometric traits was recorded in all accessions. It was realized ...  Read More

Quantification of ursolic acid, correlations and contribution by other traits towards accumulation of ursolic acid in six <i>Ocimum</i> species