Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3707

Full Length Research Paper

Elemental contents of some medicinal plants using energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence (EDXRF)

Alfred Djoman Djama AGBO
  • Alfred Djoman Djama AGBO
  • Laboratory of Physics, Faculty of Sciences of Structure of Matter and Technology, University Felix Houphouet-Boigny of Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
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Aka Joseph N’GOUAN
  • Aka Joseph N’GOUAN
  • Laboratory of Physics, Faculty of Sciences of Structure of Matter and Technology, University Felix Houphouet-Boigny of Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
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Georges Alain MONNEHAN
  • Georges Alain MONNEHAN
  • Laboratory of Physics, Faculty of Sciences of Structure of Matter and Technology, University Felix Houphouet-Boigny of Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
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  •  Received: 18 December 2019
  •  Accepted: 06 April 2020
  •  Published: 31 May 2020

Abstract

The presence of some elements in ten plants with anti-microbial potency was analysed using x-ray fluorescence technique. The results showed there were nineteen elements in these plants. They all contain Pb, a toxic heavy metal, except one that contains As.  K, S, Ca, Fe, Zn, Cu, Co, Ni, Mn and Se elements were identified and their anti-microbial properties were discussed.

Key words: Energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence, anti-microbial plants, heavy metals, Côte d’Ivoire.