Profiling of the chemical compounds in ethyl acetate extracts of launaea cornuta asteraceae by gc-ms
Machocho, Alex K.
Koech, L. C.
Wangai, L. N.
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Launea cornuta Asteraceae is widely used among African communities for its medicinal and nutritional values and a livestock fodder. Traditionally, it is used by Kenyan communities to manage diabetes mellitus,syphilis, and stomachache, among many other diseases. The current study profiled the organic chemical compounds in the ethyl acetate extracts of L. cornuta. Chemical compounds were identified using gas chromatograph coupled to a mass spectrometer. The compounds chromatograms were deconvoluted and identified by matching with NIST 11mass spectral database. The following chemical compounds were identified; isoquinoline alkaloids, terpenoids and phytosterols, among others.The presence of diverse chemical compounds supports the medicinal and nutritional uses of L. cornuta among African communities.