Detection of Commercial Cheating for Some Kinds of Local Markets retailed Medicinal Oils

Detection of Commercial Cheating for Some Kinds of Local Markets retailed Medicinal Oils

  • Aliaa Saadoon Abdulrazaq
  • Emad Hamdi Jassim
  • Zina Hashem Shehab
Keywords: Medicinal oils, Nigella Sativa, Trigonella foenum Linn, Zingiber officinale.

Abstract

The aims of this study are to explore the commercial artifacts in the following three kinds of vegetables oils, Nigella Sativa, Trigonella foenum-graecum Linn,and Zingiber officinale. These oils have been very popular medicinal plants which are commonly used in traditional medicine .These commercial oils have been compared with the extracts of these plants.
The physical properties of extracts and commercial oils of these plants have been stuied. We observed that the refractive index of the plants matches and non-significant, while specific gravity of Nigella Sativa has similar specific gravity in both extracts and commercial oil in contrast with Trigonella foenum Linn,and Zingiber officinale and we found significant difference (P<0.05). And determined the concentrations of compositions of extracts and commercial oils of these plants are determined using HPLC technique, and found a significant difference (P<0.05).

Author Biographies

Aliaa Saadoon Abdulrazaq

Center For Market Research and Consumer Protection/ University of Baghdad

Emad Hamdi Jassim

Insituite of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology for Post Graduate Studies/ University of Baghdad

Zina Hashem Shehab

Biology Department/ College of Science for Women/ University of Baghdad

Published
2015-04-30