Table 3

The trace metal content of water extracts of selected medicinal plants
Name of the plants Cu (μg/g)* Zn (μg/g)* Mn (μg/g)* Mg (mg/g)# Se (μg/g)* Mo (μg/g)*
Acanthopanax senticosus 30.86 ± 0.61 183.33 ± 3.91 35.01 ± 0.86 10.35 ± 0.41 43.04 ± 1.41 0.73 ± 0.03
Actinidia arguta 201.75 ± 1.28 969.13 ± 6.68 182.96 ± 1.46 38.44 ± 0.49 5.9 ± 0.06 2.96 ± 0.04
Akebia quinata 29.28 ± 1.72 310.65 ± 19.77 93.36 ± 6.85 7.24 ± 0.85 1.74 ± 0.17 0.12 ± 0.02
Alpinae officinarum 19.94 ± 0.73 276.02 ± 10.99 2212.53 ± 101.6 10.56 ± 0.78 1.92 ± 0.12 0.22 ± 0.02
Andrographis paniculata 61.13 ± 1.77 245.62 ± 7.69 542.3 ± 19.6 65.89 ± 3.81 13.93 ± 0.67 0.78 ± 0.05
Artemisia vulgaris 43.8 ± 1.27 135.75 ± 4.28 321.4 ± 11.69 18.6 ± 1.08 16.28 ± 0.79 0.55 ± 0.03
Asparagus cochinchinensis 6.71 ± 0.75 77.24 ± 9.37 54.5 ± 7.63 3.05 ± 0.68 1.86 ± 0.35 0.13 ± 0.03
Aster tataricus 3.47 ± 0.26 30.35 ± 2.48 46.6 ± 4.39 2.78 ± 0.42 1.44 ± 0.18 0.09 ± 0.01
Corydalis yanhusuo 7.73 ± 0.61 154.73 ± 13.17 42.99 ± 4.28 9.61 ± 1.51 0.48 ± 0.06 0.87 ± 0.14
Curcuma zedoaria 32.74 ± 0.5 45.85 ± 0.75 2312.15 ± 43.84 29.26 ± 0.89 13.7 ± 0.35 3.27 ± 0.1
Cynanchum paniculatum 23.57 ± 0.78 171.76 ± 6.16 53.96 ± 2.23 12.39 ± 0.82 2.92 ± 0.16 0.51 ± 0.04
Cyperus rotundus 21.03 ± 0.61 79.54 ± 2.51 27.35 ± 0.99 6.41 ± 0.37 0.54 ± 0.03 0.39 ± 0.02
Ducheshea indica 18.55 ± 0.88 175.82 ± 9.06 156.07 ± 9.28 19.58 ± 1.86 2.72 ± 0.22 0.37 ± 0.04
Hedyotis diffusa 59.23 ± 1.06 304.91 ± 5.89 1778.79 ± 39.63 59.31 ± 2.11 42.38 ± 1.26 3 ± 0.11
Leonurus japonicus 82.62 ± 1.53 848.36 ± 17.01 214.72 ± 4.97 40.24 ± 1.49 47.03 ± 1.45 2.57 ± 0.11
Ligustrum lucidum 16.51 ± 0.86 250.49 ± 14.17 72.87 ± 4.76 9.43 ± 0.99 0.4 ± 0.03 1.41 ± 0.15
Lobelia chinensis 9.37 ± 0.75 236.66 ± 20.53 124.26 ± 12.44 2.26 ± 0.36 0.64 ± 0.09 1.2 ± 0.2
Lysinachia christinae 68.01 ± 1.31 461.07 ± 9.61 22.96 ± 0.55 16.46 ± 0.63 27.88 ± 0.89 1.12 ± 0.04
Paeonia lactiflora 2.89 ± 0.12 130.61 ± 5.95 147.3 ± 7.75 9.73 ± 0.82 −0.11 ± −0.01 0.13 ± 0.01
Paeonia suffuticosa 2.42 ± 0.10 59.72 ± 2.81 29.38 ± 1.59 4.1 ± 0.36 0.57 ± 0.04 0.07 ± 0.01
Paris polyphylla NA NA NA NA NA NA
Platycodon grandiflorus 12.73 ± 0.96 180.17 ± 14.78 56.28 ± 5.33 12.41 ± 1.88 0.83 ± 0.11 1.39 ± 0.22
Plantago asiatica 59.58 ± 1.23 298.09 ± 6.68 238.28 ± 6.16 8.67 ± 0.36 14.63 ± 0.5 1.29 ± 0.06
Pleione bulbocadioides NA NA NA NA NA NA
Ploygala tenuifolia 21.61 ± 1.31 43.25 ± 2.84 47.82 ± 3.62 5.53 ± 0.67 0.65 ± 0.07 0.2 ± 0.03
Polygonum aviculare 34.48 ± 0.98 294.6 ± 9.09 5.89 ± 0.21 36.32 ± 2.07 9.81 ± 0.47 0.77 ± 0.05
Poria cocos 230.2 ± 1.16 1841.43 ± 10.09 1257.65 ± 7.95 7.53 ± 0.08 0.52 ± 0 3.75 ± 0.04
Pogostemon cablin 64.71 ± 2.11 565.31 ± 17.51 392.13 ± 13.76 83.3 ± 4.26 5.81 ± 0.27 4.66 ± 0.37
Prunella vulgaris 9.76 ± 0.26 128.12 ± 3.7 522.57 ± 17.4 14.98 ± 0.8 17.68 ± 0.79 0.45 ± 0.03
Pseudostellaria heterophylla 3.53 ± 0.18 274.37 ± 15.37 270.58 ± 17.48 4.19 ± 0.43 1.1 ± 0.10 0.36 ± 0.04
Rabdosia rubescens 52.69 ± 1.25 284.29 ± 7.30 692.42 ± 20.5 62.03 ± 2.94 8.54 ± 0.34 5.21 ± 0.26
Rehmannia glutinosa 6.86 ± 0.82 110.9 ± 14.37 6.61 ± 0.99 1.46 ± 0.35 0.55 ± 0.11 0.08 ± 0.02
Salvia miltiorrhiza 14.45 ± 1.12 66.17 ± 5.54 76.18 ± 7.35 23.83 ± 3.68 0.51 ± 0.07 0.13 ± 0.02
Sanguisorba officinalis 74.89 ± 1.09 909.37 ± 14.34 274.25 ± 4.99 25.66 ± 0.75 4.06 ± 0.1 1.2 ± 0.04
Schizandra chinensis 5.27 ± 0.35 168.34 ± 12.17 543.02 ± 45.31 13.4 ± 1.79 0.35 ± 0.04 0.54 ± 0.07
Scutellaria barbata 45.27 ± 0.56 290.33 ± 3.92 634.07 ± 9.87 58.94 ± 1.47 3.08 ± 0.06 1.11 ± 0.03
Semen coicis 91.28 ± 1.07 367.05 ± 4.65 367.84 ± 5.38 28.46 ± 0.67 5 ± 0.11 6.97 ± 0.17
Smilax glabra NA NA NA NA NA NA
Solanum nigrum 71.07 ± 2.01 404.88 ± 12.4 244.61 ± 8.64 57.18 ± 3.23 4.83 ± 0.23 4.46 ± 0.26
Solanum lyratum 74.33 ± 1.86 596.51 ± 16.14 9.22 ± 0.29 11.98 ± 0.6 0.89 ± 0.04 0.45 ± 0.02
Spatholobus suberectus 27.63 ± 0.56 188.26 ± 4.1 1211.85 ± 30.48 3.27 ± 0.13 16.65 ± 0.56 0.41 ± 0.02
Tussilago farfara 10.16 ± 0.84 96.79 ± 8.71 17.52 ± 1.82 2.13 ± 0.35 1.87 ± 0.26 0.18 ± 0.03
Uncaria rhyncophylla 8.25 ± 0.25 400.03 ± 12.95 2770.85 ± 103.53 7.91 ± 0.47 17.28 ± 0.86 0.19 ± 0.01
Viscum coloratum 24.77 ± 0.97 977.52 ± 41.43 392.4 ± 19.19 16.65 ± 1.3 4 ± 0.26 0.4 ± 0.03

NA: not applicable.

* Trace metal contents are expressed in μg/g of dry plant samples.

# Mg content was measured in mg/g.

Ravipati et al.

Ravipati et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:173   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-173

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