ISSN: 7027-2221

Keywords : Portulaca oleracea

Isolation and identification of bioactive flavonoids (genistein, rutin) from Portulaca oleracea L. cultivated in Iraq

Zainab J. Awad; Estabraq H. Naser

karbala journal of pharmaceutical sciences, Volume 6, Issue 10, Pages 0-0

Portulaca oleracea L. belongs to portulacaeae family which is succulent shrubs contains about
20 genera and 500 species. P. oleracea L. is one of the green vegetables cultivated and wild
grown in Iraq and used largely as food. It contains many active constituents like: alkaloids,
vitamins and minerals such as (potassium, magnesium, omega 3, calcium and iron ), saponins,
cardiac glycosides, flavonoids (genistein, rutin, quercetin) . In this study genistein and rutin were
isolated from P. oleracea L. by the aid of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and
preparative thin layer chromatography (TLC), and identified by FT-IR, and measurement of
melting point (M.P).