Curr Health Sci J, vol. 36, no. 1, 2010

Researches upon the Heavy Metals Content of Rubus caesius L. (Rosaceae)

[Original paper]

Ruxandra Ioncica(1), Maria-Viorica Bubulica(1), L. Chirigiu(1), G.D. Mogosanu(1), R. Popescu(2), H. Popescu(1,3)


(1)Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova;
(2)Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova;
(3)Faculty of Pharmacy, “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca


Abstract:

The analysis of heavy metals in the leaves and stems of Rubus caesius species has been performed. The mean levels of heavy metals in vegetal dried samples were in normal limits. Differences depend on the presence of organic compounds with ligand character and on the environmental conditions. The results indicate that there is not any real danger by utilization of pharmaceutical preparations of Rubii caesii folium.


Keywords:
: Rubus caesius, heavy metals, content.



Corresponding:
Assistant Professor George Dan Mogosanu, Department of Pharmacognosy & Phytotherapy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, 2-4 Petru Rares Street, 200349 Craiova, Romania; Phone/Fax +40251-523 929, e-mail: mogosanu@umfcv.ro, mogosanu2006@yahoo.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.36.01.10 - Download PDF