J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(suppl. 1): S36, 2015
Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Pharmacology of Natural Products FAPRONATURA 2015 September 21st-25th, 2015; Cuban Society of Pharmacology. Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.
OC-18: PHYTOCHEMICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL STUDY OF Salvia hispanica L.
Mendoza-Espinoza JA1, Bañuelos-Hernández AE2, Medina-Valdez M1, Díaz de León-Sánchez F2, Pérez-Flores LJ2, Rivera-Cabrera F2, Sierra-Palacios E1.
Introduction: Mexico is considered the second country in the world with the largest number of inventoried medicinal plants; however, there are pharmacological studies only for 4 % of them. In this context, a qualitative phytochemical study of the hexane, ethyl acetate and methanolic extracts of chia (Salvia hispanica L.) seeds was considered. Material and Methods: Quantitative phytochemical analysis and antioxidant capacity were determined on the methanolic extracts obtained from seeds and the aerial part of the chia plant. Results and Conclusions: The effect of S. hispanica seeds aqueous extract on Wistar rats weight gain was also analyzed. In the methanolic extract of S. hispanica seeds was found a low content of total flavonoids compared to the methanolic extract of the aerial part of the plant. The antioxidant capacity found in the methanolic extract of seeds and aerial parts is lower than the reported for coffee or green tea. The toxicity of the both parts extracts were assessed in brine shrimp (Artemia salina L.) nauplii showing a low lethal effect. Regarding to effects on the body mass and satiety, the Wistar rat ad libitum consumption of the extract did not produced significant changes compared to the control group that consumed water.
Citation Format: Mendoza-Espinoza JA, Bañuelos-Hernández AE, Medina-Valdez M, Díaz de León-Sánchez F, Pérez-Flores LJ, Rivera-Cabrera F, Sierra-Palacios E (2015) Phytochemical and pharmacological study of Salvia hispanica L. [Abstract]. In: Proceedings of the FAPRONATURA 2015; 2015 Sep 21-25; Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus: CSF. J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(Suppl. 1): S36. Abstract nr OC-18.