Pottasium-sodium ratio for the characterization of medicinal plant extracts with diuretic activity

K. Szentmihályi, Á Kéry, M. Then, B. Lakatos, Z. Sándor, P. Vinkler

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Abstract

Atomic emission spectometry was applied for the determination of potassium and sodium concentrations in crude drugs and decoctions. The content of the two elements and potassium-sodium ratios of medicinal plant extracts were measure as a basis for evaluating diuretic activity. The potassium-sodium ratios were higher in the diuretic plant decoctions, than in crude drug decoctions used for different activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-166
Number of pages4
JournalPhytotherapy Research
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1998

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Keywords

  • Diuretic plant drugs and decoctions
  • Potassium-sodium ratio
  • Pottasium and sodium concentration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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