The gas chromatography-mass spectrometry study of Moringa oleifera seeds

Mudiganti Ram Krishna Rao, N. Vijayalakshmi, K. Prabhu, M. Sathish Kumar

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    Objective: There is an urgent need to substantiate scientifically the roles of contemporary and native medicinal practices. This exercise will open up a new class of drugs which could be cheap, easily affordable, and with less or no side effects. Moringa oleifera or drumstick is known to a wonder herbal plant and most of its parts are used to cure various ailments. The present study deals with the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis of M. oleifera seeds and to understand the molecules present therein. Methods: GC-MS was performed on the water extract of the dried seeds of the plant by standard procedures. Results: Some important biomolecules such as 2,5-dimethyl-4-hydroxy-3(2H)-furanone, p-cresol, l-Norvaline, N-ethoxycarbonyl-, nonyl ester, Pentanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, ethyl ester, 1H-1,2,4-Triazole-1-carboxamide, 5-acetylamino-3-amino-, Ethyl 2-hydroxybenzyl sulfone, beta-l-Arabinopyranoside, methyl, tetradecanoic acid, 10,13-dimethyl-, methyl ester, cyclohexane, 1-isopropyl-1-methyl-, decanoic acid, 2-methyl-, 2-Methylthiolane, S,S-dioxide, 4-Methyl-2,4-bis(4'-trimethylsilyloxyphenyl)pentene-, 2,4(1H,3H)-Pyrimidinedione, 6-iodo-5-methyl-, 2-Fluoro-6-trifluoromethylbenzoic acid, and 4-nitrophenyl ester have medicinal roles comparable with the various medicinal activities of Moringa seed water extract. Conclusion: It is concluded that the Moringa seed is a potential candidate for drug designing for many diseases.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)2172-2175
    Number of pages4
    JournalDrug Invention Today
    Issue number10
    StatePublished - 2019


    • 1H-1
    • 2
    • 2
    • 2-hydroxy-
    • 4-Triazole-1-carboxamide
    • 5-Dimethyl-4-hydroxy-3(2H)-furanone
    • Drug design
    • Ethyl ester
    • Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
    • L-Norvaline
    • Moringa oleifera
    • N-ethoxycarbonyl-
    • Nonyl ester
    • P-cresol
    • Pentanoic acid


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