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Preliminary phytochemical screening of chrysanthemum morifolium under different extraction methods

S. Y., Teh and Furzani, P (2018) Preliminary phytochemical screening of chrysanthemum morifolium under different extraction methods. In: Biology. UPM Press, pp. 75-81. ISBN 978-967-344-829-6


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Chrysanthemum morifolium (chrysanthemum) is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant species which is native to Southeast Asia. Chrysanthemum is widely used in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as it is believed to have various pharmacological effects such as anti-pyretics, detox, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial. In TCM, many Chinese community use chrysanthemum as tea to cool down their body. The common methods of chrysanthemum tea preparation are infusion, decoction and maceration. Appropriate methods of chrysanthemum extraction can protect the phytochemical contents of primary and secondary metabolites in chrysanthemum. The most suitable method of chrysanthemum extraction without affecting its benefits was determined. Ranges of primary and secondary metabolites were tested and it was found that only carbohydrates, phenols, flavonoids, tannins and saponins were detected in all extraction methods for qualitative phytochemical screening. Therefore, it is suggested that infusion and decoction methods are most effective in extracting the main phytochemicals in chrysanthemum due to time factor.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chrysanthemum morifolium; Chrysanthemum; Maceration; Decoction; Infusion; Phytochemical
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 02:41
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 02:41
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11854
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