Editor-in-Chief Hatice Kübra Elçioğlu Vice Editors Levent Kabasakal Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Journal of Research in Pharmacy 2019 , Vol 23 , Issue 3
Development and validation of a GC-FID method to quantify thymoquinone in black cumin seed oils
1Bezmialem Vakıf University, Center of Education, Practice and Research in Phytotherapy, 34093 Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Marmara University, 34668 Haydarpaşa, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Aegean Agricultural Research Institute, 35660 Menemen, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.12991/jrp.2019.157 Black cumin (Nigella sativa L.) is a very popular medicinal plant around the world. Pharmacological effects have been widely studied over the years. It has an economic importance and being cultivated in many parts of Turkey and neighbour countries. Thymoquinone (TQ) is a volatile compound found in black cumin seeds and a major compound of its essential and fixed oils which has been reported as anticancer, antidiabetic, spasmolytic, immunomodulator, bronchodilator, antimicrobial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant etc. The quality of black cumin seed oil depends on extraction technics (expression, super critic CO2 extraction etc.), quality of seeds, storage time and thymoquinone content. In this study we developed and validated a rapid quantification GC-FID method to determine the thymoquinone levels in seed oils which uses diethyl phthalate (DEP) as an internal standard. Keywords : Thymoquinone; gas chromatography; black cumin; Nigella sativa
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