Monday, 25 July 2016

Phytochemical investigation of bird cherry fruit

Volume 8, Issue 6, 2016, Pages 73-76
Open Access

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a  National University of Pharmacy, 53, Pushkinska str., Kharkiv, Ukraine
b  National University of Pharmacy, Institute of Pharmacy Professionals Qualification Improvement, 17 Vosstaniya square, Kharkov, Ukraine 


Bird cherry, Prunus padus is widely distributed in Ukrainian forests. Fresh and dried fruits are highly reputed in Russian,Belarus and Ukrainian ethnoscience medicine for astringent, nutritive and digestive properties and recommended for common cold, strengthening stomach in gastritis, colic, diarrhea, as anesthetic and disinfectant, to improve complexion and eyesight. Content of phenolic compounds, hydroxycinnamic acids, flavonoids were determined in bird cherry fruits by spectrophotometry. Investigation of fruits by HPLC method was carried out. Presence and content one caffeic acid derivative, two anthocyanins and two flavonols were determined. Research is continued for further standardization of bird cherry fruits.

Author keywords

Anthocyanins; Flavonoids; Fruits; Hydroxycinnamic acids; Prunus padus
ISSN: 09755071Source Type: Journal Original language: English
Document Type: Article
Publisher: Scholars Research Library