GC-MS Analysis of European Mistletoe (Viscum album L.) Plant Grown at Syrian Coastal Area

Mahmoud Kamal1,*, Ahmad Al-Sheikh Kaddour2, Mohamad Haroun3 and Mofeed Yassin4

1Scientific Research Authority, Al-Andalus University for Medical Sciences, Qadmous, Syria

2Faculty of Agriculture, Aleppo University, Aleppo, Syria

3Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Andalus University for Medical Sciences, Qadmous, Syria

4Faculty of Pharmacy, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria

*Corresponding author: E-mail: mk1@au.edu.sy; mahmoud.kamal.s.k@gmail.com


In this study, efforts were made to isolate phtochemicals from European mistletoe (Viscum album L.) using hot (Soxhlet) and cold (magnetic rotation) extraction methods. The dried Viscum album L. (10 g) were extracted exhaustively by Soxhlet with methanol and dichloroethane solvents. Subsequently, 1 μL of sample was utilized for GC/MS analysis, which exhibited 50 peaks of phytoconstituents in the range of 0.12-22.04%. The highest flavonoids content was determined using quercetin calibration curve having a value of 62.26 mg QE/g dry weight.


European mistletoe, Flavonoids, Quercetin, Viscum album L.

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