CHARACTERIZATION OF SEVEN MEDICINAL PLANTS INCLUDED IN AN ORIGINAL FORMULA PROMEN, TO PREVENT PROSTATE DISEASES

Florina CSERNATONI, Anca BACIU, Raluca POP, Florina ROMANCIUC, Carmen SOCACIU

Abstract


Our experiments aimed the characterization of seven plants (1- nettle, 2-green tea, 3- Fluff with small flowers, 4- tomatoes, 5- underbrush, 6- pumpkinseeds, 7- sunflower seeds) used as ingredients to obtain a phytopharmaceuticalformula PROMEN, with anticancer potential against prostate. Liquidchromatography - mass spectrometry (LC (ESI +) QTOF MS) was used to evaluatethe main molecules which may be responsible for the antitumor/ preventive effects.There were identified 21 components in the final product PROMEN and individualplant extracts, used as ingredients. Finally, the bioactive compounds considered asbiomarkers for PROMEN product quality, are able to identify the various plantingredients. The results will be followed by further studies to assess the quality ofPROMEN as authorized nutraceutical product and its effect against prostatemetabolic dysfunction as a result of synergistic effects of plant ingredients.

Keywords


medicinal plants, phytopharmaceutical formula, Promen, LC (ESI +) QTOF MS

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