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The Boerhaavia procumbens roots oil, constituents of methyl ester derivatives of fatty acids, were analyzed using gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometer. The results obtained contain saturated, as well as unsaturated fatty acids of B. procumbensroots oils. A total of 18 different components were identified and quantified. Methyl ester of linoleic acid was found in high concentration (9.00%) among the identified analytes of interest. In addition, methyl ester of oleic acid (5.60%), palmitic acid (3.98%), and linolenic acids (1.42%) were found. Concentration of the rest identified fatty acids analytes were less than 1%. Due to the presence of a high percentage of valuable analytes in Boerhaavia procumbens, there is an increased importance in its use in pharmaceuticals, as well as its applications in the new formulations for various skin diseases to prevent and cure different infections.
Key words: Boerhaavia procumbens, methyl ester, fatty acid, gas chromatography.
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