OC-49: FLORISTIC AND PHYTOCHEMICAL STUDY OF PLANTS COLLECTED IN AMECAMECA, MEXICO FROM FEBRUARY TO MARCH 2014

J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(suppl. 1): S72, 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.

Oral Communication

OC-49: FLORISTIC AND PHYTOCHEMICAL STUDY OF PLANTS COLLECTED IN AMECAMECA, MEXICO FROM FEBRUARY TO MARCH 2014

Mendoza-Espinoza JA1, Peña-Miranda I1, Bañuelos-Hernández AE2, Aarland RC1, Peralta-Gómez S3, Sierra-Palacios E1, García-Ocón B3.

1Colegio de Ciencia y Humanidades, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México. Calzada Ermita Iztapalapa 1750, Colonia Lomas de Zaragoza, Iztapalapa México D.F. ZIP: 09620 Tel:(52) 58580538@2207. E-mail: amendozaespinoza@gmail.com, josealberto.mendoza@uacm.edu.mx
2Laboratorio de Fisiología Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Plantas, Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud, DCBS, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), campus Iztapalapa.
3Casa Libertad Herbario, Universidad de la Ciudad de México (UACM), campus Casa Libertad.

 

Introduction: A floristic research in the Amecameca community was carried out of several plants collected from February to May of 2014. Material and Methods: The species collected were Castilleja tenuiflora Benth, Lupinus campestris Cham & Schlecht, Salvia gesneriflora Lindl & Paxton, Senecio barba-johannis DC, Salvia hispánica L, Stevia monardifolia HBK, Senecio salignus DC, Zephyranthes verecunda Herb, Asclepias notha WD Stevens, Cestrum roseum HBK, Bouvardia ternifolia (Cav) Schlecht, Phaseolus coccineous L. The plant material was submitted to a qualitative assessment of the principal chemical groups present. Results: Secondary metabolites such as caffeic and chlorogenic acid, total phenols and flavonoids were detected and measured. In addition, the antioxidant capacity of the collected species was evaluated using the DPPH method. The plant commonly known as ‘chamiso’ in the Amecameca community was taxonomically identified as Stevia monardifolia and presented promising antioxidant properties (109 ± 11.0 mM EAA/g dw). Conclusions: These results correlate with the high content of caffeic and chlorogenic acid (6.1 and 553 ppm, respectively), phenolic compounds (967 ± 36 mEGA/gdw) and total flavonoids (136 ± 10 mEQ/g dw), which makes this plant an interesting candidate for more specific pharmacological studies related to the antioxidant activity.

Citation Format: Mendoza-Espinoza JA, Peña-Miranda I, Bañuelos-Hernández AE, Aarland RC, Peralta-Gómez S, Sierra-Palacios E, García-Ocón B (2015) Floristic and phytochemical study of plants collected in Amecameca, Mexico from February to March 2014. [Abstract]. In: Proceedings of the FAPRONATURA 2015; 2015 Sep 21-25; Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus: CSF. J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(Suppl. 1): S72. Abstract nr OC-49.