Multi elemental neutron activation analysis of popular medicinal plants used to prevent blood lipid disorders

  • Sedigheh Kashian
  • Ali Asghar Fathivand
  • Reza Pourimani


In this study, five of popularly used medicinal plants as Cichorium intybus, Anethum graveolens seed, Thymus vulgaris, Fumaria officinalis and Hibiscus sabdariffa Syn: Hibiscus gossypifolius were prepared from Herbal Pharmacies in Tehran. The amounts of Al, Br, Ca, Cl, Cr, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, V and Zn in samples were determined using instrumental neutron activation analysis. In this method, Tehran research reactor as a neutron source and relative INAA have been used as the analysis procedure. Highest levels of Cr (5 mg/kg), Ca (28316 mg/kg) and Mg (4134 mg/kg) were detected in Thymus vulgaris and F1umaria officinalis, respectively.


INAA Medicinal plants Trace elements Blood lipid disorders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radiation Applications Research School, Nuclear Science and Technology Research InstituteTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceArak UniversityArakIran

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