GC-MS Analysis and Antioxidant Activity of Arum Palaestinum

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Alsaadi, Ahmad
Marwan, Alaa
Myadmah, Anwar
Kheir, Mike
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Abstract Medicinal plants are important sources of novel pharmacological compounds; Arum palestinum, which belongs to the Araceae family is used as a cancer remedy. Arum palestinum have played a major role in treating infectious diseases in recent decades as well. Natural products have emerged as promising tools for drug development despite advances in synthetic chemistry. The objectives of studying this medicinal plant are carrying out qualitative tests for phytochemicals, identification of chemical substances by MS-GC device and conducting of DPPH antioxidant test. The qualitative chemical tests that are carried out previously have given a good picture on the fact that Arum leaves contain different antioxidant phytochemicals. While the GC-MS phytochemical identification test has presented lists of chemical substances that are probably found in this medicinal plant. While the DPPH antioxidant test that applied successfully on Arum Plant has highlighted the facts of the present of antioxidant phytochemicals on this plant. The main finding of this work shows that the arum palestinum plant contain many compounds like: 3,7,11,15-Tetramethyl-2-hexadecen-1-ol, Epoxyoctane, Citronellyl propionate, 1-Pentadecyne, 1-Decanecarboxylic, 9,12,15-Octadecatrienal, 10-Undecyn-1-ol, allylpentadecyl ester and Sulfurous acid, 2-ethylhexyl isohexyl ester.