Analytical evaluation of three wild growing Omani medicinal plants

Muhammad Asif Hanif*, Ahmed Yahya Al-Maskri, Zeyana Mohammed Hamed Al-Mahruqi, Jamal Nasser Al-Sabahi, Ahlam Al-Azkawi, Masoud Yahya Al-Maskari

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Three wild Omani plants, Moringa peregrina, Acacia nilotica and Rhazya stricta, were selected for the present study. Na, K and Ca contents were determined using flame photometric analysis. M. peregrina seeds (22.5 mg/g) and pods (27.7 mg/g) had higher Na contents than A. nilotica (0.33 mg/g) and R. stricta (0.30 mg/g), whereas the K and Ca contents of R. stricta were significantly higher than those of the other two plants. The protein content was lowest in R. stricta (9.8%) and highest in M. peregrina seeds (21.0%). The highest total phenolic contents (TPC) were found in M. peregrina seeds (350.3 mg/g) and the lowest in A. nilotica (66.1 mg/g). The major component of M. peregrina seed oil was oleic acid (74.7%). Gas chromatographic - mass spectrometric analysis (GC-MS) revealed that octadecanal (30.9%) was the major compound in A. nilotica. The presence of various phenolics and flavonoids in M. peregrina, A. nilotica and R. stricta were confirmed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1451-1454
Number of pages4
JournalNatural Product Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • Acacia nilotica
  • Analysis
  • Composition
  • Moringa peregrina
  • Rhazya stricta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Plant Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine


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