Hayder T Hasan

Department of Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants, College of Pharmacy, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research Article   
    Phytochemical Investigation and Pharmacological Activity of Petroleum Ether Fraction of Solidago canadensis L. against COVID-19 Activity
    Author(s): Hayder T Hasan* and Enas J Kadhim

    Coronavirus COVID-19 is a dangerous viral disease caused by a new Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), medicinal plants have been used in the treatment of a large number of diseases since ancient times, Solidago canadensis L. belongs to the asteraceae family, which includes approximately one hundred species, widely distributed in North American wildflowers and greater than a dozen species inhabiting South America, Europe and Asia. It has been cultivated in Iraq in the provinces of Babylon and Diyala recently. 750 gm has been extracted with ethanol 85% then fractionated after drying with petroleum ether, then GC/MS analysis by Shimadzu GCMS-QP2020 show the detection of 60 compounds. The results showed the presence of a variety of compounds; fatty acids like palmitic acid and linoleic acid methyl ester. Terpenes and terpenoids like α-pinene, bornyl acetate, myrcene, verbenol, terpin.. Read More»

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