Determination of Macro and Microelements in Medicinal Plant Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea L.) By Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometric (AAS) and Flame Photometric Techniques.

Abstract

This research was carried out to assess the mineral components of the selected vegetable Portulaca Oleracea which is commonly used as food; Ca, Mg, and Fe analyzed by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometric (AAS) and Na, and K Flame photometric spectrophotometer. The results of macro-elements obtained having values of Ca (138.75, 140.4 ppm) for Iraqi and Lebanon origin respectively, Mg (214.53, 211.71 ppm) for Iraqi and Lebanon origin respectively, Fe is found to be (8.9, 7.03 ppm) for Iraqi and Lebanon origin respectively, Na (4, 38ppm) for Iraqi and Lebanon origin respectively, and K (18, 16 ppm) for Iraqi and Lebanon origin respectively; The indication results of this vegetable has the potential to provide essential nutrients to the human beings and it is found to be a good source of minerals particularly Ca, Mg, Fe, Na and K.